Boy who hurled grenade was paid by Hizbul militants

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Jammu: The  teenager who hurled grenade at Jammu bus stand on Thursday said during interrogation that he was paid Rs 50,000 by a Hizbul Mujahideen militants.

Officials said the teenager has told the interrogators on the matter during quizzing on the incident.

According to report the boy who 16 years old was nabbed while fleeing after hurling the grenade at the bus stand.

The gory incident had left two people dead and 31 others injured on Thursday.

Officials said during interrogation, the juvenile told the police that he was paid Rs 50,000 by a Hizbul Mujahideen militant for throwing the grenade.

The officials said his Aadhaar card and other identity proofs, including school records, show his date of birth as March 12, 2003.

The interrogators will now conduct an age test on the boy before initiating legal proceedings against him.

This was the third grenade attack by terrorists on Jammu bus stand since May last.

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