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Toy explosion mystery cracked, one arrested

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Dec 23 - The Paltan Bazar Police has taken Binod Boro, the accused involved in the recent blast in the Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Express, into custody in connection with the toy explosion at Manipuri Basti here on November 13 in which a minor girl received serious injury.

Paltan Bazar Police Station officer-in-charge Dharani Barman said Boro confessed that he had planted the explosive in the toy. Boro has been taken into five-day police remand.

�The target was different. Boro intended to target the girl's maternal uncle who had bought a vehicle from him. The vehicle was bought on instalment. The girl�s uncle failed to pay the instalments and the financing agency made repeated calls to Boro to clear the instalments as the vehicle was still in his name,� police quoted Boro as saying during interrogation.

Boro, who hails from Goreswar, himself made the explosive-fitted toy using gunpowder.

Police investigating the train blast had earlier said Boro does not belong to any outfit but he had served extortion notes in the name of �BFDN� by interchanging the letters of the NDFB.

He made three bombs using splinters and chemicals normally used for firecrackers. Police had found one of the bombs from the backyard of a residence.

At Manipuri Basti, the class-III girl had found the explosive-fitted toy on the roadside. She took it home and it exploded while she was playing with it.

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