The police believe that his death could have been caused by sheer recklessness while handling the explosive material.

Kerala police recover lethal weapons from house of BJP worker killed in bomb explosion in KannurWeapons recovered
news Violence Monday, August 22, 2016 - 19:15

Lethal weapons comprising axes, knives and swords were recovered by the Kerala police on Sunday from the house of Dikshith -a BJP worker and a construction labourer- who died while making crude bombs at Koothuparamba in Kannur on Saturday.

According to news reports, Dikshith -son of Ponnambath Pradeep and late Manjula of Olakkavil near Kottayam Poyyil, was apparently alone in the house when the bomb exploded.

The police believe that his death could have been caused by sheer recklessness while handling the explosive material.

The explosion had taken place around 5.30 pm on Saturday on the first floor of the house with extensive damage caused to the roof, walls, door and windows in the impact.

Locals later rushed the grievously injured 27-year old to the Indira Gandhi Cooperative Hospital at Thalassery.

He was however declared brought dead by the doctors who attended on him.  His body was kept at the Thalassery General Hospital for post-mortem before being handed over to his family for cremation.

Ponnamnath Pradeep -Dikshit’s father- had earlier contested as the BJP candidate from the eight ward of the Kottayam panchayat in the last local body elections.

The Kathirur police sealed the house after the weapons were seized in a raid conducted on its premises and which had led to the recovery of the said weapons.

The CPI(M) alleged that country bombs were being made by local BJP workers on the express directives issued by the  BJP leaders at Payannur.

 

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