Blast in the Nagerbazar area of Kolkata


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A low intensity explosion in front of a multi-storey building in the Nagerbazar area of Kolkata on Tuesday killed a seven-year-old boy and nine people, including his mother are injured. 


Deputy Commissioner of Police, Barrackpore Commissionerate, Ananda Roy said, "A child, who was severely injured in the blast, has died in hospital. A total of nine people are injured."

In the initial investigation it was found that ammonium nitrate was used in carrying out the low-intensity outside the building and it is also the house of the South Dum Dum Municipality chairman Panchu Roy.

A police officer said, "It was a socket bomb explosion. Forensic team and the bomb squad of CID are examining the spot. We have started further investigation."

The explosion took place outside a fruit shop at the ground floor of the building in the congested Kaipara area which is under the Jurisdiction of Dum Dum Police station around 9 am. 

A senior police officer said, "Initially, we thought it was a gas cylinder blast. But it is not so. We have found a few iron nails but there is no smell of gunpowder."
 
Trinamool Congress leader Roy claimed that he was the target of the blast.

Roy did not name any political party but said that the forces which are currently attacking the tulling TMC all over the state are behind the attack. 

"It was a pre-planned blast... They had planned to kill me and other TMC workers, as it would create panic and help them gain foothold in the area," Roy said. 

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