Mizoram, Oct 6: A 62-year-old man allegedly killed his estranged wife in a suicide bomb attack in southern Mizoram Lunglei town, said Lunglei district superintendent of police Rex Vanchhawng.
According to the sources, the man, Rohmingliana, was the second husband of the victim, Tlangthianghlimi (61). They got separated nearly a year ago.
The incident took place in front of the office of the high-power committee of Lunglei district (district planning board of Lunglei), where Tlangthianghlimi was selling vegetables along with her daughter from her first marriage.
Eyewitnesses said Rohmingliana first sat down beside Tlangthianghlimi and asked her to roll him a local cigarette.
According to the Mizoram superintendent Vanchhawng, gelatin was used in the suicide bomb, suspected to be concealed inside his garment.
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Both Rohmingliana and Tlangthianghlimi were rushed to the nearby Lunglei district hospital where they were declared brought dead. After the autopsy, their bodies were sent to Thiltlang village, about 73 km north of Lunglei. However, the woman’s daughter was not injured in the blast.
The couple had two sons and the husband was known to be a violent man.