No respite to anger against terror attack
Girl succumbs, ISKCON blast toll rises to five
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, Aug 18: Death toll in the August 16 grenade attack at the Mani Mandir of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) here has risen to five with one more victim succumbing to injuries today.

The latest victim, a young woman, has been identified as Thongam Rangeeta (24) d/o Th Rajmani of Langjing Achouba Awang Leikai.

She breathed her last at around 2.30 am at Shija Hospital, Langol where she was undergoing treatment.

The body has been handed over to the bereaved family members after post-mortem at RIMS morgue later in the afternoon.

As news of the death Rangeeta spread, infuriated local people came out to block the road from Langjing to Moirang Hanuba Leirak today.

Currently, 10 bomb blast victims, some of whom are in critical conditions, are undergoing treatment Shija Hospital.

They are identified as Maisnam Madhumangol Singh (70) of Lalambung Makhong, Maisnam Ongbi Ibemhal Devi (60) of Lalambung Makhong, Gopal Sharma (54) of Kwakeithel, Monika Devi (19) of Lamphel, Sushila Devi (36) of Sangaiprou, K Manihar (50) of Thouda Bhabok Leikai, Manglembi Devi (60) of Sunusiphai, I Gouramani (75) of Khagempalli, M Asnikumar (37) of Changangei and Asem Bhakta (45) of Keishamthong.

According to information received from RIMS, nine persons who sustained injuries in the bomb blast are also undergoing treatment at the hospital.

They are Khoisnam Manihar (68) of Malom, Khundongbam Ningthem-jao (70) of Heinoukhongnembi, Bryan Nash alias Bhoja Dev (52) of USA California, Khoisnam Roger (11) of Malom Tuliyaima, Thiyam Gambhir (63) of Tiddim Road Takhellambam Leikai, Sapam Ibohal (65) of Tiddim Ground, Kangjam Ongbi Ibemcha (54) of Kwakeithel Mayai Koibi, Sapam Mitrika (6) of Tiddim Ground and Ningthoujam Samananda (12) of Thanga.

Among them the condition of Manihar, Ningthemjao and Bhoja Dev are stated to be critical.

General MA Hack from the office of American Consulate today visited RIMS at around 2.30 pm and met the injured persons.