Kannur: Youth dies, two sustain injuries in bomb blast at marriage party

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Kannur: A youth was killed here in a bomb blast on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Echoor native Jishnu (26). Hemanth and Aravind, who were injured in the blast, were admitted to a hospital.

The attack happened at around 2 pm near the house of a groom at Thottada. A fight had broken out here on Saturday during the music programme on Saturday evening. However, family members and natives solved the issue.

Marriage was on Sunday morning at the bride's house. The blast happened while the marriage party was returning to the groom's house.

Jishnu's skull was shattered in the blast. Another bomb has been recovered from the scene.

Some reports suggest that Jishnu was part of the team that planned the attack. However, this is not confirmed yet.

Native and former grama panchayat president Ravi told Mathrubhumi News that the fight erupted over playing music at the groom's house. "One group wanted to play music and the other didn't. When the music started, so did the fistfight. The issue was immediately solved. No one expected this," he said.

The gang members were sticking together at the marriage. After returning, Ravi saw two youths running away from the location. They boarded a white colour tempo traveller and fled the place. He then saw the dead body and called the police.

The police have initiated a probe.

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