2 Injured In Bomb Blast In Abandoned Hostel Of City College

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Kolkata: Two boy seriously injured when a crude bomb exploded in Armherst Street, Kolkata the police said.

The explosion took place at around 9.30 am on Sunday, in an abandoned hostel of City College. Bomb squad personnel, along with a team from Armherst Street police station, have gone to the spot. ”We do not know if there are more bombs or explosives. The bomb squad has taken all precautionary measures for the search,” a senior police officer said from the spot.

The building, abandoned for several years, has become a den of all form of mischievous activities for miscreants, locals complained. Police personnel from the local Amherst Street police station besides the bomb disposal squad and sniffer dogs were rushed to the place, he added.

Rintu Shaw was taken to the Calcutta Medical College Hospital when the round-shaped object he was playing with exploded inside the abandoned hostel of City College on Amherst Street at around 9.30 am, a senior officer of Kolkata Police said.

“The reason why the boy had entered the abandoned premises was still yet not clear. He had picked up a bag lying there which had a round object inside. The object, was probably an explosive, went off when he tried to play with it,” the investigating officer said.

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