Eight year-old, victim of Ahmedabad serial blasts, battles for life

July 29th, 2008 - 10:41 pm ICT by ANI  

Ahmedabad, July 29 (ANI): An eight year-old Israr Mohammed, who sustained serious head injuries in Saturday’’s serial blasts in Ahmedabad, battles for his life after slipping into Coma.

Israr Mohammed is the youngest son of Mohammed Jalil, one of the victims of the 16 bombings that rocked the city, killing at least 46 people.

On Friday a woman lost her life in the serial blasts in IT hub Bangalore .

Jalil, barber by profession, had to run around on Saturday before finally tracing the child and wife in the V S Hospital.

We rushed after we got the information. After reaching here we saw both the child and wife in different places (in the hospital). On Monday there were signs of movement in him but he lay unconscious today. We are leading our lives in such a trauma, said Jalil.

Mother of Israr, Sukra Banu, who was with him at the time of blast, is unaware of her child’’s condition and is receiving treatment in the same hospital.

The blasts have left the family devastated.

We are here and have forgotten everything. I earn livelihood by working as a barber. I do not understand anything, added Israr’’s father.

The mother along with the child had gone to visit her ailing brother at Vatva area of the city.

Two separate series of bombings ripped through Ahmedabad on Saturday within 90 minutes. The first series went off near busy markets. A second wave of bombs went off around two hospitals, causing maximum causalities. All bombs were detonated with timers.

Many of the bombs were packed into metal tiffin boxes, used to carry food, and stuffed with ball-bearings. Some were left on bicycles and one was reportedly a car bomb. Police believe dozens of militants could have been involved in the coordinated attack.

Indian Mujahideen, a terror outfit, have claimed responsibility for serial blasts in Ahmedabad and Bangalore .

The group had also claimed responsibility for the bombings in Jaipur in May that killed 63 people.

India has often accused militant groups from Pakistan and Bangladesh of helping local militants to carry out a wave of bombings in recent years, with

India ‘’s cities were on alert on Monday, with extra police stationed at many malls, railway stations and temples. (ANI)

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