Itanagar : In a sensational incident, a miscreant set a car on fire standing outside Arunachal Pradesh BJP leader Tapir Gao’s house at Niti Vihar in the capital city of Itanagar in the wee hours of Friday morning. The miscreants also killed a puppy in front of the BJP leader’s residential gate. The incident reportedly took place at 6 am.
Miscreants set fire to car outside Arunachal Pradesh BJP MP Tapir Gao’s house
The entire incident has been captured on CCTV surveillance camera. The CCTV footage shows a man getting down from a car, clubbing the dog to death and then proceeds to set the car on fire.
As Gao is out of station, Gao’s wife has registered a complaint with the Itanagar Police station.
Car set one fire by unidentified miscreants outside BJP leader Tapir Gao’s house
The incident seems to be a result of a political rivalry as Gao handily won the 2019 Lok Sabha election beating his nearest rival, Lowangcha Wangat of the Congress by a margin of 69,948 votes. Gao pulled a total of 1,53,883 votes, while Wanglat polled 83,935 votes. Kiren Rijiju, the poster boy of the BJP on the Northeast, also won the election handily against his rival, Congress Nabam Tuki.
It may be mentioned that the election process – at the end of which the BJP emerged victorious in both the Assembly and Lok Sabha polls – was marred by violence, allegations of booth capturing and re-polls. MLA Tirong Aboh was also shot down by alleged Naga militants at Khonsa at Arunachal Pradesh’s Tirap district. After the results were announced, it came to light that Aboh, who was contesting from Khonsa West, had actually won the election.