A 15-year-old student was injured in a blast of an “indigenously manufactured crude bomb” on March 15 at an abandoned place of a school at bordering village Kalsimura of Boxanagar in Sepahijala district of Tripura, police said.
SP Sepahijala BJ Reddy said when students of the Kalsimura school went for playing during leisure in the nearby open space, a student of Class IX saw a packet and then tried to open when one of the bombs exploded.
“Bomb squad defused four bombs contained in the package, and it believes there were five crude low-intensity explosives inside. The forensic team and experts are investigating the incident along with the police and the source of the explosive, how it was abandoned near the school,” Reddy said.
According to local sources, the student found a packet in the back of the school when he went there to respond to a call of nature.
As soon as he touched it, a device within the bag exploded and the teenager sustained serious injuries on his hand, which triggered panic in the locality.
Amid the panic and fear, the school authority sent the teenager to Sonamura hospital from where he was referred to Agartala Govt Medical College and is currently under treatment for burn and scratch injuries.
Despite being out of danger, doctors said he is traumatized by the blast.