17-year old injured in temple blast

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IMPHAL, August 19: A 17 year-old boy was injured when miscreants exploded a Chinese made hand grenade inside the Thakur Mandir, Mantripukhri under Heingang Police station Imphal East district.

Sources said that the incident occurred around 12.45 after midnight.

The victim has been identified as Kunal Shah, 17, son of Sunil Shah of Thakur Bari.

He was treated at the Raj Medicity and discharged the same night.

Police have registered a case in connection with the incident and investigation is going on in full swing.

Meanwhile, a Chinese made hand grenade was left at the residence of special contractor of PHED, Soubam Birdhaja Singh, 60, son of S Ibomcha Singh of Uripok Achom Leikai.

The bomb was found hanging at the gate wrapped by plastic bag this morning.

Later the bomb was safely retrieved by a team of police.

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