Blasts in Mehrauli in Delhi — seven reported killed and fifteen injured (lead)

September 27th, 2008 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI  

Shivraj Patil

New Delhi, Sept 27 (ANI): Eyewitnesses of todays bomb blast in Mehrauli, in which seven persons were reportedly killed and fifteen injured, said that two young men wearing full mask helmets came riding on a black motorcycle and threw two packets wrapped in newspapers in a busy market near Andheria More in Mehrauli area which caused the explosions.
One Kuldeep Kumar, a resident of Mehrauli, said that one couple who were traveling on a Scooty were overtaken by the two men riding the bike. According to the lady who was sitting behind her husband on the Scooty, the two men on the bike overtook them and appeared to be in a hurry. Immediately after overtaking them the two men threw two packets wrapped in newspapers and soon there was a huge smoke ball. It was a bomb blast. The two packets appeared like papayas being wrapped in newspapers, Kuldeep told media persons minutes after the bomb blast.
Kuldeep further said that there was a deep ditch formed at the place where the blast took place, and soon after the blast everybody was taken aback.
Another witness named Kale said that there was a heavy rush in the market when the bomb blast took place. I saw a huge ball of smoke just a few meters away where I was standing. It was a bomb blast. Later I saw several people lying on the ground in pool of blood. Among the dead was one child, while several other kids were injured, said Kale.
Meanwhile, DCP, South Delhi HGS Dhaliwal that two persons were seen riding a motorbike and entering the market. They hurled the bombs inside the market and fled the scene, he added.
Home Minister Shivraj Patil, according to channels, has met Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee to consider measures to ensure security in the area. (ANI)

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