Youths killed in blast were Bajrang Dal activists

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Kanpur, Aug 25 (UNI) The youths killed in yesterday's blast at a private hostel in Vinayaknagar here were reported to be activists of Bajrang Dal Hindu organisation.

Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Awadh Bihari Dubey today said here the deceased Bhupendra Singh (32) was a member of Bajrang Dal seven years back. He however, had been inactive for the last few years.

Police, meanwhile, claimed Bhupendra and the other deceased Rajeev Mishra were engaged in making a bomb, which exploded.

A detonator, time-bomb, a haul of explosive material and other equipment used in making bombs were seized from the room, police said.

The land lord Shiv Sharan Mishra, a retired electric supply corporation engineer, said he did not share a good relationship with his only son Rajeev and was not on speaking terms with him since long.

Rajeev was working in a mobile company in the state capital and used to visit home only on week ends, Mr Mishra said.

Police have handed over the bodies to their families after postmortem.

Meanwhile, unconfirmed sources said the duo were active members of Bajrang Dal and used to train youths.

Yesterday, a blast took place in a private hostel room in Kalyanpur area of the industrial city, killing two youths and injuring few others residing in adjacent rooms.

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