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HindustanTimes Sun,13 Jul 2014

Prime suspect in Patna rally blasts dies

Agencies  Patna, November 01, 2013
First Published: 12:18 IST(1/11/2013) | Last Updated: 12:23 IST(1/11/2013)
The prime suspect in Sunday’s Patna serial blasts died at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences hospital in the state capital late on Thursday.
 
Ainul Ansari had suffered serious brain injuries in an explosion the Patna Junction that took place a few hours before BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was scheduled to address his hunkar (battle cry) rally in Patna. 
 
Ansari was caught while he was running away from a toilet at platform number 10 of the railway junction after the bomb exploded there on October 27.
 
A series of low-intensity blasts killed six persons and left over 90 injured at a public ground in Patna where hundreds of thousands had gathered to listen to Modi.
 
The police said that Ansari suffered his injuries while he tried to strap two bombs around his waist. Some telephone numbers and documents were recovered from him on the basis of which the entire planning by the terrorists was uncovered.
 
"He succumbed to his injuries late last night," said Arun Kumar Singh, director of Patna's Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, adding, "A team of five doctors tried their level best to save him but he was unconscious and not responding to any medicines.”
 
The blasts have been blamed on the Indian Mujahideen. The government has since ordered that security be increased at election rallies.
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