Groom, grandmother killed while opening wedding presents in India

Wife sustains serious injuries after an unnamed parcel explodes five days after the wedding

News Desk February 25, 2018
Couple receive unnamed parcel containing bomb five days after their wedding. PHOTO COURTESY: NDTV

A newly-married man and his grandmother were killed when a wedding gift they were opening exploded in India.

The wife also suffered severe injuries in the blast on Friday, police said. The incident occurred just five days after the couple’s wedding in Odisha’s Bolangir district.

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Soumya Sekhar and Reema Sahu received a parcel bomb and there was no mention of the sender’s address on it, police said.

Patnagarh Sub-Divisional Police Officer Sesadeva Bariha said the police have collected evidence and an investigation was underway.

The victim, identified as Sehu, and his grandmother, Jemamani Sahu, succumbed to their wounds at a local hospital. His wife was said to be in a critical condition.

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The police were trying to identity what kind of explosive was used in the incident and suspect it was carried out by someone within the area.

This article originally appeared on BBC

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