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Crude bomb blast kills 7-year-old, injures 9 in crowded Kolkata market

Oct 02, 2018 17:06 IST
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A crude bomb exploded at the crowded marketplace in Dumdum on the northern fringes of Kolkata Tuesday morning, killing a seven-year-old boy and injuring nine others and triggering a war of words between the ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP. Bibhas Ghosh died at SSKM Hospital, said Purnendu Bose, minister of technical education and local MLA. The child’s mother, who was also injured, is being treated at the same hospital. “Preliminary investigation has revealed the blast was caused by a bomb of low intensity,” said Rajesh Kumar Singh, commissioner of Barrackpore Police.