A bomb blast took place at the main gate of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences — the premiere medical institute of Manipur — towards north Lamphelpat at around 9:30 am on Monday. A couple, who came to the hospital were injured in the incident. The blast took place amid the celebrations of Manipuri festival, ‘Ningol Chakouba’.
The injured couple has been identified as Papao Guite and his wife, Hoipi Guite. While the former injured his right middle finger and his right leg, the latter suffered an injury in her right hand and leg. Both of them have been provided treatment at the hospital.
The police suspected the bomb to be an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
Source: The Sentinel