Man killed in explosion near Congress MLA's Munirathna Bengaluru home; legislator says he knew victim's family

A man was killed in an explosion at the posh Vyalikaval area near the residence of Congress MLA Munirathna on Sunday morning, police said.

Press Trust of India May 19, 2019 13:57:21 IST
Man killed in explosion near Congress MLA's Munirathna Bengaluru home; legislator says he knew victim's family
  • 'A blue plastic packet was also found at the spot. Our investigations are on,' the Bengaluru police commissioner said

  • The area was cordoned off after the incident and sniffer dogs deployed

  • The police said it was premature to arrive at any conclusion till forensic experts submitted their report

Bengaluru: A man was killed in an explosion at the posh Vyalikaval area near the residence of Congress MLA Munirathna on Sunday morning, police said.

"A crater has been formed at the place where the explosion took place. A person has been killed. A blue plastic packet was also found at the spot. Our investigations are on," Bengaluru police commissioner T Suneel Kumar told reporters after inspecting the spot.

Man killed in explosion near Congress MLAs Munirathna Bengaluru home legislator says he knew victims family

Representational image. Reuters

The area was cordoned off after the incident and sniffer dogs deployed.

Two forensic experts rushed to the spot following the explosion and collected some material, police said.

They said it was premature to arrive at any conclusion till the forensic experts submitted their report

Munirathna said it would be wrong to jump to any conclusion until the police investigation was complete because it would give room to unwanted rumours.

"Let us wait for the police investigation to be completed," he added.

The MLA said he knew the family of the deceased.

Updated Date:

also read

Karnataka: Mangaluru blast case likely to be handed over to NIA
India

Karnataka: Mangaluru blast case likely to be handed over to NIA

With Karnataka Police declaring that the blast, which occurred on 19 November evening near a police station, is not accidental but an act of terror, the case would be handover to the NIA anytime

'Mangaluru blast a terror act, Muslim suspect involved in Shivamogga Tipu Sultan row': Intel sources to News18
India

'Mangaluru blast a terror act, Muslim suspect involved in Shivamogga Tipu Sultan row': Intel sources to News18

All explosives material, batteries, circuit boards, and other materials used to make IEDs have been recovered from his home

Nine killed, four injured in coal mine blast in Pakistan
World

Nine killed, four injured in coal mine blast in Pakistan

There were as many as 13 workers at the Dolli coal mine in the Orakzai tribal district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa when the blast occurred due to gas sparks inside the mine on Wednesday