Nagaland election 2023: BJP leader’s family attacked by miscreants in Wokha; FIR lodged
In another case of violence ahead of the state Assembly election, unidentified miscreants reportedly attacked the family of State Executive ST Morcha BJP Nagaland, Abi Humtsoe, at her residence in NST Colony, Wokha town, around 8.30 pm on Tuesday.
Sources said that the miscreants assaulted the members of the family, including a female and vandalised the house with sticks and stones.
Meanwhile, the victim — Abi Humtsoe – has lodged a First Information Report (FIR) with the Wokha Police Station, accusing the supporters of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate for 38 Wokha AC,Y Mhonbemo Humtsoe, of carrying out the attack “with the sole intent of an attempt on the life of the undersigned (victim) and the innocent lives of the family members”.
In the FIR, Abi stated that women supporters of the NCP candidate first stormed her residence at around 8 pm on Tuesday before masked men numbering around 10 to 20 came half an hour later and “attacked the residence and brutally assaulted the family members, seriously injuring the family members”.
“It is also to be noted that the masked men carried something in a sack which seemed like some kind of handmade explosives attempting to bomb the residence which was thwarted due to resistance from the residents. After which the attackers vandalized the residence and fled the scene,” read the FIR.
Citing the safety concerns of her family and the electorates, the BJP leader has appealed for justice and urged the police to take necessary action.
It may be mentioned that three candidates namely Y. Mhonbemo Humtsoe (NCP), Renponthung Ezung (BJP), and N. Wobenthung Lotha (INC) are contesting the state general election from 38 Wokha AC, for which polling will be held on February 27.