Nagaland: Post poll violence hits Wokha and Mokokchung

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DIMAPUR, March 1, 2018: As post poll violence continued to put a blot on the electoral process in the state, gunshots erupted in Wokha and Mokokchung districts on Wednesday.

As per to the sources, miscreants vandalized some houses in Wokha village and burned down one vehicle. A woman was also reportedly assaulted.

However, information from the district administration and the police was hard to come by with the Police later claiming that there was "nothing serious".

Police source informed "Situation is normal," after repeated calls, adding, "IRBs have been adequately deployed"

Sources however indicated that there had been "simmering tension" after two candidates from the same village had contested in the state assembly elections held yesterday.

In Mokokchung's Tuli A/C, situation continued to remain tense even as pre-poll violence refused to die down. Supporters of a political party in Merangkong village allegedly fired gunshots before IRB personnel resorted to blank-firing to disperse the warring parties.

In Tuli town, there were reports of stone pelting between supporters of rival groups in the intervening period of Tuesday and Wednesday. On Wednesday night, bombs resonated in the outskirts of the town but residents attributed the blasts to "celebratory bomb blasts".

Source: The Morung Express

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