IMPHAL: 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.
A relative of the injured couple condemned the act of targetting innocent people, and said that that the miscreants should clarify the reason behind their action. The couple came to the hospital with their mother for her check-up. The doctors have said that the couple are safe now. The police suspected the bomb to be an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). (Agencies)