Guwahati had a narrow brush with terror on the occasion of Lakshmi Puja after a 2-kg improvised explosive device (IED) was recovered in Guwahati’s Birubari area today. Few children were playing with the explosive, a senior police officer said and luckily, no explosion took place.
The children of one Milan Bhowmick were playing in front of their house at Sankarpur Hill area this morning when they found the object wrapped in jute ropes, the officer said.
Bhowmick told reporters at the site that he first thought it was a football made by children but upon finding it heavy he threw it inside the nearby forests. However, smelling something rotten, his neighbours informed the police.
Bomb disposal squad was informed immediately and they found within the handmade IED, a bottle filled with gelatin-like substance, glass shards and nails fitted with a detonator and safety key, the officer said.
The squad safely detonated the bomb in the afternoon hours. Police is investigating whether this is the handiwork of any terrorist organization or somebody wanted to eliminate Bhowmick’s family?