30-year-old doctor, injured in parcel-bomb blast in MP, dies

Published: Jan 29, 2018, 19:49 IST | PTI

A 30-year-old doctor, who was seriously injured in the explosion of a parcel bomb last week, died yesterday, the day he was to get engaged

A 30-year-old doctor, who was seriously injured in the explosion of a parcel bomb last week, died yesterday, the day he was to get engaged. Dr Ritesh Dixit, who worked at the Sagar district hospital, succumbed to injuries during treatment in Bhopal, said Dr Arun Saraf, his colleague. A parcel was delivered at Ritesh's house in Anandnagar locality here on January 24. The next day, Ritesh opened it to find a radio-like gadget inside, but when he tried to switch it on, it exploded.

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Inspector General of Police Satish Saxena said that Hemant Sahu (40), arrested on January 26, had couriered the bomb to K K Dixit, Ritesh's father, who is a postmaster. Sahu, who worked as a computer operator at a post office at Sagar, nursed a grudge against K K Dixit after the latter sacked him last month for alleged involvement in a Rs 37-lakh scam, the police officer said.

Sahu put together the bomb using the information he found on Internet, the IG said. Along with Dr Ritesh, Vijay Mishra, a relative, and Dashrat, a servant, were injured in the explosion. Both are out of danger now, Saxena said. The staff at the district hospital will be taking out a candle march tonight to condole Dr Dixit's death, said Dr Saraf.

"It is so sad that Dr Ritesh died on January 28, the day he was supposed to get engaged," said district superintendent of police S Shukla.

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