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1 Minor Dead & Several Injured In Kolkata's Nagerbazar, TMC Alleges BJP's Hand

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| October 2 , 2018 , 16:48 IST

A minor was killed and at least ten others injured in a high-intensity blast at Kajipara in Nagerbazar, Kolkata on Tuesday.

According to media reports, the incident took place around 9 AM in front of Trinamool Congress’s office. The TMC alleged that the Bhartiya Janta Party had a role in the blast.

A senior police official while speaking to the media said, “Unfortunately a kid has expired and at least ten persons have been injured. We are still not sure about the cause of the blast, an investigation is underway.

A police officer familiar with the investigation said, “As per initial investigation, ammonium nitrate was used in carrying out the low-intensity blast outside the building, which also houses the office of South Dum Dum Municipality chairman Panchu Roy. "It was a socket bomb explosion. Forensic team and the bomb squad of CID are examining the spot. We have started further investigation.”

A forensic team and sniffer dogs are at the spot, trying to ascertain the nature of the explosion, the police said. "Initially, we thought it was a gas cylinder blast, but it wasn't. We are trying to find out the details. Forensic experts, along with the CID bomb disposal squad, are examining the area," a senior officer of the Barrackpore City Police Commissionerate said.