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TMC man’s house ‘blown off’ in Birbhum

PTI
Published : Aug 24, 2017, 7:16 am IST
Updated : Aug 24, 2017, 7:16 am IST

The police is yet to ascertain the cause of the blast and whether it was triggered by a bomb.

However, the villagers alleged that the blast had been caused by an LPG gas cylinder.  (Photo: PTI)
 However, the villagers alleged that the blast had been caused by an LPG gas cylinder. (Photo: PTI)

Suri: The house of a local TMC leader at a village near here in Birbhum district was blown off under unknown circumstances on Wednesday. The house belonging to the Trinamul Congress leader Seikh Ainus, a resident of Baraban village in the Lokpur police station area, was destroyed in the explosion at around 7 in the morning, the police said.

The police is yet to ascertain the cause of the blast and whether it was triggered by a bomb. Reporters are barred from going near the house by a section of villagers.

However, the villagers alleged that the blast had been caused by an LPG gas cylinder. They rushed to the spot upon hearing a bang and embarked on dousing the fire which had engulfed the house. Soon a huge police force reached the spot, a senior officer of the district police said. 

Tags: tmc, blast, lpg gas cylinder
Location: India, West Bengal, Calcutta [Kolkata]