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Three Children Injured In Crude Bomb Blast

2015-01-23 11:55


Thanarpara, Jan. 22: Three children were severely injured when two crude bombs which were kept hidden in bush, wrapped in a paper packet went off in Sadipur village of Nadia’s Thanarpara on Wednesday night.

The incident led the local Trinamul Congress, which control the local Narayanpur-II panchayat to blame the police alleging that the area has become den of anti social elements due to police inaction.

According to local sources, the blast occurred when a bomb fell on the ground while the children being curious about the content of the wrapped packed tried to open it.

The blast has critically damaged right leg of Meheraz Karikar, 7, a student of class two and a resident of adjacent Haidapara village.

It also severely injured two other boys, identified as Rabirul Sheikh (12), a student of class six and Samarul Sheikh (7).

The three children were rushed to Tehatta sub divisional hospital, from where Meheraz was later transferred to Saktinagar district hospital in Krishnanagar.

Hospital sources in Krishnanagar said, condition of Meheraz is very critical.

“His right leg has been severely damaged. Moreover, he has sustained multiple splinter injuries all over the body”, said a doctor at the hospital.

Lying on the bed at Tehatta sub divisional hospital, Rabirul said: “A little after the evening we found a heavy paper packed. It was wrapped by paper. We were curious to know about the content inside the packet, which we found near bush adjacent to the primary school. As all of us were trying to take possession of its content, a ball shaped object fell on the ground from the packet and went off”,

Meheraz’s father Sentu Karikar, a farm labor, said: “Condition of my son’s right leg is very critical. The area under knee has been literally blown off due the blast damaging it severely”.

Rina khatun Biswas, local panchayat member said: “The Sadipur area has become a den of miscreants. Even many miscreants from adjacent Murshidabad district used to take shelter in the area making the area vulnerable to crime. We have on many occasions told the police to take action, but it never acts”.

Matirul Biswas, local Trinamul Congress leader reiterated the allegation of panchayat pradhan. “Police know who kept the bombs hidden there in the bush. But, it could arrest none. In past, even if the police under pressure arrested any miscreant, they easily come out on bail and resume criminal activities again in the area”.

Officer in charge of Thanarapara police station Mukunda Chakraborty refused to speak on the matter.

An investigation officer, however, said: “We have started a case into the matter. However, so far no one has been arrested in this connection"

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