Blast in Neemuch kills couple, explosives suspected
Neemuch: A man and his
wife were killed in an explosion that took place at a house in Piparwa village,
around 80km from here in the wee hours of Saturday. The intensity of the blast
indicated that explosives were stored in the house, official sources said.
The explosion was heard
by the villagers at 1.30am at the house of one Uday Lal (42), Singoli police
said, adding the blast site was in ruins. Uday’s head was found at least 15 ft
away from the house. His wife Narmada Bai (23) was also killed in the blast,
Uday was a native of
Rajasthan and was staying with his second wife Narmada for the last three
months. Initially, police believed that it was a stove explosion. But the
intensity of the blast suggests that the couple might have stored explosive
substance, Neemuch Collector Nandkumar said.
A 15-member team of
bomb disposal squad and forensics experts has been dispatched to the spot to
ascertain the nature of the blast. Police
have cordoned off the area to prevent people from tampering with the evidence.
administration was already on its toes after the alert sounded by the chief
minister following Petlawad blast.