Three killed while making crude bombs in Bengal's Malda

Malda: Three persons were killed and four others injured while they were allegedly making bombs in a house at Jaunpur in this district on Monday, ahead of the last phase of polling on 5 May in West Bengal.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The incident occurred when bombs were being made in the house of one Giasu Seikh in the area bordering Bangladesh at about 1 am, Superintendent of Police Syed Waqar Raza said.

Three persons died on the spot and four others were seriously injured, he said, adding that "local rowdies" were involved in the incident. Giasu was absconding.

Polling was held in the district on 17 April.

The injured were admitted to the Malda Medical College and Hospital.

Updated Date: May 02, 2016 15:19 PM