Unidentified militants lobbed a grenade at the residence of a senior official of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital (RIMSH) at Manipur capital complex here but no casualty was reported, official sources said on Thursday.
The militants lobbed a powerful grenade at the residence of RIMSH Medical Superintendent Yambem Mohen at Uripok area here in Imphal West District at around 9 pm Last night but the grenade failed to explode, sources said.
Mohen and his family members were present at the time of incident, sources said adding that the militants escaped under cover of darkness.
Soon after the incident, police forces blocked all exit points and launched a manhunt but no no arrest was made, sources said. No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the crime.
"I have no enemy. I appeal to those who attacked my house to clarify the matter. My duty is to serve people at the hospital", Mohen told reporters.
RIMSH has been recently upgraded to the level of All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital (AIIMS) and taken
over by Union Health ministry following announcement by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in November last that RIMSH would be taken over by Centre.