Woman killed, newly wedded couple injured in gift parcel explosion


Patnagarh: In a tragic incident, an elderly woman was killed and a newly wedded couple was critically injured after a wedding gift received by a couple exploded in Patnagarh of Bolangir district today.

The elderly woman, identified as grandmother of the groom, succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment at the Bolangir hospital.

While the injured couple has been identified as Soumya Ranjan Sahoo and wife Reema Sahoo the deceased woman happens to be the former’s grandmother Sahoo.

The mishap took place in the kitchen of the family while the newly married couple was opening the gift pack in the presence of Jemamani, gifted during their marriage on February 18.

While the bride is under treatment at the Bolangir hospital the groom has been shifted to Ispat General Hospital (IGH) in Rourkela due to deteriorating condition.

Patnagarh Police have reached the spot and started investigation. Dog squad and forensic team of the Bolangir police have reached the spot.

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