Ragpicker killed in Hyderabad after bag explodes
A team from the Forensic Science Laboratory has collected samples from the scene of the explosion for analysis
A ragpicker was killed in Hyderabad after a bag which he tried to ope exploded on a street. The man was identified as Ali(35) and sustained critical injuries in the blast which occurred in Rajendranagar. He succumbed to injuries at the government-run Osmania Hospital. The explosion took place on a footpath under PVNR Expressway and it triggered panic. The police cordoned off the area.
Police Commission of Cyberabad V C Sajjanar visited the blast scene. He told reporters that it was suspected to be a chemical explosion. "We are probing it from all angles. We are trying to find out details like where the man found the bag," he said.
A team from the Forensic Science Laboratory has collected samples from the scene of the explosion for analysis. Officials of anti-terror unit Organisation for Counter-Terrorist Operations also visited the area. Dog squads and bomb squads were also rushed to the scene. A police officer said that they were scanning the footage from CCTV's in the area to find where the ragpicker found the bag.
(with inputs from IANS)
Edited by mid-day online desk with inputs from Agencies
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