Puducherry: Rowdy, his assistants suffer injuries like a bomb they were blowing up.

PUDUCHERRY: A severe injury sustained in his upper and lower extremities and in the chest when the bomb he was doing together with his assistants accidentally exploded on Monday night in the territory of the Union. Two of his assistants suffered minor injuries in the explosion.

The uproar was identified as Ravi alias Ravi Varma aka Bomba Ravi while the aides were identified as Dhanasegar aka Saran and a minor under 17 years old. Ravi and Dhanasegar come from Nellikupam ,. The duo settled in Villianur, a year ago.

All three people have been admitted to the Jawaharlal Institute of Medical Education and Postgraduate Research (JIPMER) after undergoing first aid treatment at a private medical university hospital. The police registered them and other members of the gang under articles 3 and 4 of the explosive substances law and articles 286 and 338 of the Indian penal code and launched a search of the gang members they escaped.

The explosion came to light after the private medical school and hospital staff alerted police on Tuesday that three people with burn injuries had approached the hospital for treatment. When a police team arrived at the hospital, all three were referred to Jipmer for advanced treatment. The team members came to Jipmer and in the investigations they found that the gang led by Ravi was making crude bombs when a bomb exploded that injured Ravi and two other people.

Meanwhile, a police team led by the chief police superintendent (law and order) Apoorva Gupta and police superintendent (west) B Ranganathan visited the blast site behind a cricket stadium in Thuthipet on Tuesday morning . A squad of bombs, which accompanied the team, recovered two crude bombs from the place of the explosion. Forensic experts combed the crime scene in search of vital clues and collected the remains of the exploited substances.

Initial investigations revealed that the gang led by Ravi was making bombs to attack members of the opposing gang. Ravi and others were accused of murdering a member of the opposing gang a year ago. He along with others was released on bail. His close associate, Sugan, was involved in three murders. Sugan has been housed in the central prison of Puducherry.

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