One of the five injured in Nepal’s blast dies

The injured receiving treatment at Maya Metro Hospital, in Dhangdhi district. Photo: Tekendra Deuba/ THT. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

DHANGADHI, Jul 19, 2019, The Himalayan Times. Among the five who were injured in a bomb explosion at a local hotel near Shahid Gate in Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City-4 yesterday, a person has died. District Police Office, Kailali has verified that Ram Singh who was admitted to Maya Metro Hospital in Dhangadhi died at 11:15 yesterday night, reported The Himalayan Times.

According to the police, Singh, who was himself carrying the bomb, got severely injured in his back because of the explosion. Health personnel at the hospital had referred Singh to another hospital. However, he lost his life due to lack of time, informed police.

His body has been kept in Seti Zonal Hospital for post-mortem. He was a local of Bajhang district.

Meanwhile, others injured — Laxman Sarela, Mobin Khan, Jitendra Yadav and Keshav Raj Pandey — are also receiving treatment in Maya Metro Hospital.

The police, who are investigating the incident, suspect the involvement of Biplav group in the explosion. Singh and Laxman Sarela of Belauri-5, Kanchanpur are suspected to be cadres of Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’ led Communist Party of Nepal.

According to Sudeep Giri, Superintendent of Police at District Police Office, Kailali, the remains of a tiffin box was found at the explosion site. Police suspect that Biplav cadres were hiding the explosive device inside the tiffin box.

Police have also recovered a 9-mm Chinese pistol from the incident site. Kailali police suspect that the bomb must have gone off accidentally before the perpetrators could plant it in the intended place.

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