Three persons injured in Manipur blast

Three persons, including a child, have been seriously injured when militants hurled a grenade at a gram panchayat pradhan`s house in Imphal East district of Manipur, official sources said Monday.

Last Updated: Jul 09, 2012, 13:39 PM IST

Imphal: Three persons, including a child, have been seriously injured when militants hurled a grenade at a gram panchayat pradhan`s house in Imphal East district of Manipur, official sources said Monday.

The militants lobbed the grenade at the house of Y Jitendra, the pradhan of Kongpal Laishram Leikai area last night when Pradhan and his family were resting.

Y Ashalata (29), her daughter Tania (6 months) and her sister in law Y Robita were injured, the sources said.

They were taken to J N Hospital at nearby Porompat where the condition of the three persons was stated to be serious.
The area where the incident took place is 8 km from here.

The militants managed to escape.

No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the incident.

Jitendra`s family members said they had not received any threat from any organisation.

Police said they would investigate whether it was related to any monetary demand or personal rivalry.

PTI