Wedding gift blast: Parcel was dispatched from Raipur


Bolangir: Preliminary investigations into the parcel bomb explosion in Bolangir district yesterday revealed that the parcel was dispatched to the couple as a ‘marriage gift’ from Raipur of neighboring Chhattisgarh through Skyking courier services.

Following the development police have intensified the probe and efforts are on to trace the sender of the parcel which weighed nearly 2.10 kg, informed a senior police official.

Two special teams have been formed to carry out further investigation into the incident.

Notably, three persons including the groom Soumyasekhar of Bholanathpada, his wife and his grandmother were grievously injured in the explosion while opening the parcel sent as marriage gift on Friday.

While Soumyasekhar and his grandmother died in hospital, Soumyasekhar’s wife is still battling for her life at Burla hospital.

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