One Killed in Dum Dum Blast

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LOOKEAST REPORT |

■ Blast area

A crude bomb exploded at the crowded marketplace in Dum Dum on the northern fringes of Kolkata Tuesday morning, killing a seven–year–old boy and injuring nine others and triggering a war of words between the ruling Trinamul Congress and the BJP.

 

Killing a seven–year–old boy and injuring nine others and triggering a war of words between the ruling Trinamul Congress and the BJP

 

Bibhas Ghosh died at SSKM Hospital, said Purnendu Bose, minister of technical education and local MLA. The child’s mother, who was also injured, is being treated at the same hospital.

“Preliminary investigation has revealed the blast was caused by a bomb of low intensity,” said Rajesh Kumar Singh, commissioner of Barrackpore Police.

The explosion that took place around 9:15 am, was a strong one that shattered the glasses of adjoining buildings. A shutter near the site was partially mangled by the explosion. ■

 

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