A young man affiliated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) suffered severe injuries after an explosion occurred during bomb-making near Eranjolipalam in Kerala‘s Kannur district on Tuesday night.
Vishnu (20) had his palms shattered and scattered in the incident. He was rushed to the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital for urgent medical attention.
The explosion, which happened at around 12 o’clock on Tuesday night, took place in a field near Vishnu’s house while he was in the process of making a bomb.
After receiving first aid at the Kannur Chala Baby Memorial Hospital, Vishnu was transferred to Kozhikode with fatal injuries on his hand and body. Police are currently investigating whether anyone else was injured in the blast.
Locals reported hearing a noise a few days prior to the incident in the same location as the explosion. They also mentioned that during the Vishu festival, nobody noticed the blast due to the firecrackers, According to the Deshabhimani newspaper.
This is the second incident in 30 days, Hindutva cadres suffering injuries while making bomb.
Santosh, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker in the Kakkayangad area of Kannur, was injured in a blast caused by an explosive bomb he kept in his own house.
The explosion also injured Santosh’s wife, Lasitha.
According to sources, the blast took place inside Santosh’s house located in the Muzhakkunnu police station area. Santosh was allegedly making a bomb when it exploded, injuring him and his wife. Fortunately, his mother and children who were in another room at the time of the blast were not hurt.