Teen killed as bomb found in garbage explodes near Kolkata
Five people were arrested in this connection.The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights NCPCR has asked the West Bengal chief secretary to appear before it with a report on the incident at 3 PM on May 20.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had recently ordered a drive to seize illegal arms and ammunition across the state.Several people have been arrested and bombs seized from their possession in districts such as Malda, Birbhum, and North and South 24 Parganas.
The 17-year-old threw the bomb at a lamppost in his bid to open it, leading to the explosion, he said.
A large contingent of police was deployed in the area as the incident triggered panic among the locals. An investigation is underway to find who kept the bomb there, he said.
''We are investigating to find out how the bomb reached the garbage dump. A forensic team has collected samples from the spot,'' he said, adding that a post-mortem examination was conducted.
In April, four children were injured in Malda's Gopalnagar village near the India-Bangladesh border after the crude bombs they were playing with, mistaking those for balls, exploded.
They had found the bombs underneath a tree near a mosque. Five people were arrested in this connection.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has asked the West Bengal chief secretary to appear before it with a report on the incident at 3 PM on May 20.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had recently ordered a drive to seize illegal arms and ammunition across the state.
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