3 school children injured in Siliguri blast

August 8th, 2008 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) Three school children were injured when a ‘bottle bomb’ exploded in West Bengal’s Siliguri district Friday. “Three children were playing near Shantipara locality near New Jalpaiguri Railway station when they found some bottles filled with jelly like substance inside it. One of the children picked up a bottle and tried to open it up. The bottle exploded and three of them were injured,” West Bengal Inspector General (North Bengal) K.L. Tamta told IANS.

He said the bomb disposal squad had rushed to the spot and recovered four more similar ‘bottle bombs’ from the area.

The police said the injured school students - Gobinda Roy, Jayanta Roy and Arindam Roy - were admitted to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital. All of them were students of Gatebazar Railway School in Siliguri.

“We have not received any such clue, so far, that the incident was linked with any subversive activities. Those crude ‘bottle bombs’ were probably stocked there by local anti-socials,” he said.

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