One killed in grenade explosion

4 Jan 2018

One person was killed in a grenade explosion while some houses were set on fire in Sitimi area of Nagaland's Kiphire district, official sources said on Wednesday. One person identified as Tongsepi of Natsami village under Sitimi area of Kiphire district died when a grenade exploded accidentally, the sources said. Some houses of people belonging to one community were set on fire as the other community was angry with it for using a nomenclature banned by the district administration, they said. Meanwhile, the Nagaland government in apprehension of law and order problem in Kiphire district owing to the prevailing tension in Sitimi area has prohibited bulk SMS and mobile Internet and data services of all mobile service providers with effect from January 2 last till further notice. Nagaland Home Commission, Abhishek Singh in a statement tonight said as per reports received from district administration, Kiphire, situation in Sitimi is tense but under control. (PTI)