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Shocking incident: Groom Killed, Bride Injured in Odisha As Wedding Gift Explodes

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 24 February 2018, 13:21 IST

Recently, a couple got married in Odisha's Bolangir district, just five days after their wedding the couple was killed and his wife is critically injured. They recieved a gift at the wedding reception which exploded and the man's grandmother also died in the blast on Friday.

The police are trying to identify who gave the package to the couple at their reception ceremony on Wednesday and what kind of explosive was used in the incident. The gift package that was brought home after the reception, exploded when they opened it, they said.

The elderly woman was killed on the spot while her grandson died at a hospital in Rourkela where he was shifted to after being injured.

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The wife of the man who was also severely injured in the explosion at their residence is still undergoing treatment at a government hospital in Burla.

Patnagarh Sub-Divisional Police Officer Sesadeva Bariha had said, "The police have collected evidence and an investigation is on."

Bolangir Chief District Medical Officer S Mishra said the elderly woman was declared "brought dead" at the Bolangir district headquarters hospital. ''The man injured in the blast also died at the Ispat General Hospital in Rourkela,'' he added.

First published: 24 February 2018, 13:21 IST
 
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