Bombs hurled at house in Cuttack over ‘land dispute’, one held

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Cuttack: Three bike-borne miscreants hurled bombs at a house in Bhutia Sahi under Lalbag police limits in Cuttack city today over suspected land dispute.

The incident took place at around 1.30 PM. Three miscreants came on a bike and hurled four bombs at the house of one, Goleka Parida at Bhutia Sahi near Dagarpada Hanuman temple in the city. While three bombs went off, one remained unexploded. No casualties has been reported so far, sources said.

Reportedly, one of the accused, identified as Hadia Parida, has been nabbed by Lalbag police here.

According to sources, accused Hadia and the victim Goleka are cousins and they had past enmity over land dispute. It is suspected that Hadia hurled the bombs to vent his anger on his sibling. However, the exact reason behind the bomb attack is yet to be established.

On intimation, police swung into action and nabbed Hadia while two others, believed to be his relatives, managed to escape. The cops also seized the unexploded bomb from the spot.

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