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Odisha: Newly-married man, grandmother killed as wedding gift explodes while unwrapping

The gift was given to the couple by an unidentified person at the marriage reception on February 21. It exploded when they opened the packet at home, the police said.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: February 24, 2018 18:09 IST ]
Odisha: Newly-married man, grandmother killed as wedding
Odisha: Newly-married man, grandmother killed as wedding gift explodes while unwrapping

In a shocking incident, a newly married man and his grandmother were killed while unwrapping a gift the groom had received during his wedding reception in Odisha's Bolangir district.

According to police, the man’s wife was critically injured during the explosion. 

While the elderly woman was killed on the spot, the man succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Rourkela on Friday.

Reports say that the deceased man had tied the knot only five days ago.

The wife of the man was being treated at the government hospital in Burla, the police said.

The gift was given to the couple by an unidentified person at the marriage reception on February 21. It exploded when they opened the packet at home, the police said.

"The police have collected evidence and an investigation is on," Patnagarh Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Sesadeva Bariha said, adding that efforts were on to identify the person who had given the gift to the couple.

Bolangir Chief District Medical Officer S Mishra said the elderly woman was declared "brought dead" at the Bolangir district headquarters hospital.

"A man injured in the blast also died at the Ispat General Hospital in Rourkela," he added.

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