The security guard of Manipur Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president A Sharda Devi, who was allegedly shot at by another security personnel, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Imphal on Friday, sources said.
Rifleman A Bimol was rushed to Raj Medicity Hospital in Imphal after he was shot at while on duty as security guard at the residence of the state BJP president in Imphal East allegedly by another rifleman. However, he succumbed to his injuries at 6.30 pm after being admitted in the hospital, the sources said.
The incident reportedly took place in a drunken brawl at around 10 am Friday, the sources said, adding that Bimol, 7th MR rifleman (No 9772), of Kongba Naharup was shot in the face allegedly using an AK-47 rifle by another rifleman (No132001578) Thonginthang Baite of Litan in Ukhrul district.
The sources said that there are a total of 16 7th MR personnel working as house guards at the residence of BJP state president A Sharda Devi. However, there were 13 personnel stationed at the house when the incident took place, the sources added.
Porompat Police station has registered a case concerning the incident, police sources said.
Following the incident, all the security personnel, including Thonginthang Baite, were picked up. A team from the State Forensics Science Laboratory also arrived and conducted a crime scene examination, the police added.