Imphal: A 12-year boy was injured when militants exploded a powerful bomb at the private residence of a Manipur government official in Bishenpur district, official reports said on Thursday.
The militants had lobbed the bomb at the residence of the executive engineer of Public Works Department K Raiswar Singh (46) at Moirang, about 50 kms from here, last evening.
In the explosion, the boy, identified as A Susanta, who had come to take private tuition from a member of the engineer`s family, was injured, reports said adding that the boy was rushed to Moirang Hospital where his condition was stated to be out of danger.
Windows and a small portion of the house were destroyed in the explosion, reports said adding that the militants escaped under the cover of darkness.
Police said monetary demand from the official could be the motive behind the crime.