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Tirong Aboh was killed in an ambush near Bogapani in Arunachal’s Tirap district on Tuesday morning
Tirong Aboh was killed in an ambush near Bogapani in Arunachal’s Tirap district on Tuesday morning|File image
ARUNACHAL PRADESH

Slain Arunachal MLA Tirong Aboh bags Khonsa West constituency

The NPP lawmaker, his son and 9 others were killed in an ambush near Bogapani in Tirap district on Tuesday; wins over BJP’s Phawang Lowang by 3,844 votes

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Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh MLA Tirong Aboh, who was killed in ambush near Bogapani in Tirap district on Tuesday, has reportedly won Khonsa West, the assembly constituency from where he had re-contested.

Aboh won over the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Phawang Lowang by 3,844 votes.

As per a party supporter, fresh election will be declared as per the Election Commission of India (ECI) norms. "The BJP should make the first move to offer the ticket to his wife and if she disagrees to contest from the BJP and sticks to NPP, then BJP should not put up a candidate against her as a mark of respect and honour for the convincing win Aboh has secured. That will be a big win for BJP and humanity," the supporter added.

Aboh was shot dead by insurgents near Bogapani on Tuesday morning. Bogapani is a small village which falls under the Khonsa circle of Tirap district. Ten others, including Aboh’s son Longgem, were also killed in the ambush allegedly laid by an insurgent outfit active in the region.

On Wednesday, the Assam Rifles launched a massive combing operation in the area to nab the culprits behind the dastardly act.