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Groom, grandmother die as wedding gift explodes

26 February 2018
Groom, grandmother die as wedding gift explodes

In a shocking incident, a newlywed groom was killed and his wife critically injured in the eastern Indian state of Odisha when their "wedding gift" exploded. The incident took place in Odisha's Bolangir district on Friday, just five days after their wedding, the police said, reports. The Bolangir district police have taken the case and the investigation is underway after the family of the groom registered the FIR.

The groom succumbed to his injuries after being shifted to a Rourkela hospital.

Soumya Sekhar and Reema Sahu got married on the 18 February and they received the "gift" at their wedding reception a few days later. Reports are saying that the blast was quite big and man's grandmother dies already. The explosion has also left the bride in a critical condition. The packet was reportedly presented to the couple by an unidentified guest during their reception held on February 21, 2018. Bariha said the parcel seemed to have a crude bomb created to explode on unwrapping. The explosion happened when they opened the parcel.

Chief District Medical Officer S Mishra said that the grandmother was pronounced dead.

"The family had received a gift-wrapped parcel bomb", Patnagarh SDPO Sesadev Bariha said.