IMPHAL, Oct 6 : Condeming the bomb blast at the residence of one Hanjabam Premkumar at Wangkhei Khunou yesterday, Meira Paibis of Soibam Leikai, Wangkhei Khunou and locals staged a sit in protest at Citizens Club Soibam Leikai today.
Speaking to media persons on the sideline of the protest, one of the Meira Paibis, RK Sanatampha said that some unidentified persons threw the bomb at a Mandop which is attached to the house of Premkumar, at around 10.30 pm.
She maintained that, at first, people did not realise it was a bomb as children often play with firecrakers during Durga Puja celebration.
The Meira Paibis and locals of the area strongly condemned the act of throwing a bomb inside the residence where women and chilren are also staying.
She further urged the individual/organisation responsible for the blast to clarify the reason for commiting the act.
After the incident, a team of Imphal East district police inspected the location and an FIR was lodged as well.
According to a source, there were no casulaties but the blast left about 30 tiny holes and dents on the tin roof of the Mandop apart from damaging some vehicles parked near the site of the blast.