Kozhikode: Two children were injured after bomb hidden inside a cup of ice creamthat they took for the game exploded on Padikkachal near Iritti in Kannur Tuesday. The window panes in their room were broken explosion…
According to Muzhakunnu police, Mohammed Amin (5 years old) and his brother Mohammed Radeh (18 months old) were injured while playing with a ball-shaped ice cream cup they picked up from a side street near their home. Amin entered Pariyaram Medical College with shrapnel wounds to his chest and leg. Police said the injuries were not serious.
Inspector Muzhakunnu Suresh Kumar said the children were playing with a cup of ice cream in their home when it burst. “They didn’t know there was a crude bomb in the ice cream cup. It worked when the children hit him with a stick. The crude bomb was made by inserting explosives and pieces of stone into the ice cream cup, ”he said.
These crude bombs have been seized in the past and used by rival political parties to carry out political violence, police said. “Recently, on the eve of the elections, we searched the area, but found nothing. An investigation is underway to establish the source of the bomb. Ice cream cup bombs are also being used in the area against wild boars plundering crops, ”said the police officer.