Goa blast: Second injured man dies in hospital

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Madgaon (Goa), Oct.20 (ANI): A second man injured in a scooter bomb blast in Madgaon on October 16, Yogesh Naik, died on Tuesday morning. He had been hospitalized at the Goa Medical College on Friday after the blast and had been in a critical condition since. Malgonda Patil, who was injured in the blast alongwith Naik, had died on Friday night.

Both the men were suspects in the blast and the police had registered a case against them under sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and the Indian Penal Code for waging war against the nation. Malgonda was from Sangli district of Maharashtra, while Yogesh Naik was a Goa resident. Goa's Transport Minister, Sudhin Davalkar, meanwhile, finds himself fighting off allegations that his family may in some way be linked to last Friday's blast.Davalkar's wife spends three hours every day with Sanatan Sanstha, the Hindu right-wing group that's accused of the blast.

The scooter used to trigger the blast belonged to Nishad Bakle, a man related to the minister. Davalkar has claimed that his wife volunteers with the Sanstha, and visits their ashram to meditate. Davalkar also says the scooter used in the blast was sold by his relative a few months ago.

There are also reports of the Goa Government considering a proposal to ban the sanstha for its alleged illegal activities. (ANI)

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