3 rag-pickers injured in tiffin bomb explosion

Puri: In a tragic incident, three persons, including a year-old child, were grievously injured when a tiffin bomb exploded here on Wednesday evening.

The injured have been identified as Shyamal Das, his daughter Mamata and a one-year old kid.

Sources said Shyamal, along with his daughters, found the tiffin bomb while picking up rags near ITI College in Penthakata in the pilgrim city.

The bomb exploded when they were trying to open the box, reports added.

Meanwhile, all three injured have been rushed to the district headquarters hospital and doctors said their condition is stable.

“Three rag pickers were injured after a tiffin bomb exploded while they were collecting rags near the ITI College. They are being treated at Puri hospital,” said a police officer who is investigating the matter.