Media reports claimed that panic gripped the surrounding area soon after the two mysterious explosions in a span of five minutes on Monday afternoon.
The two injured persons were rushed to Victoria Hospital. Bangalore Police cordoned the area and called bomb disposing squad to inspect the area. Police sources ruled out any sabotage and the possibility of either low-intensity bomb or gelatine sticks having exploded.
Bangalore Police cordoned the area, called bomb disposing squad to inspect area
The student, whose right leg was injured during the blast, stepped on the explosive material and there was an explosion within seconds. Within five minutes of the first blast, another person also stepped on the substance resulting in another explosion. He too sustained injuries on his legs, police said.
Media reports quoted police officials as saying that poachers and hunters use explosives to kill wild animals, especially wild boars, with low-intensity explosive devices. The explosives normally resemble a garlic or a small onion. They are prepared using materials like glycerine, potassium nitrate, ammonium nitrate and urea.
Firecracker is used to trigger the blast. They have explosive coating with wheat flour or a ball of edible kept at the designated places to tempt the prey. One bite would blow the jaws off, killing the animal within seconds, police said.
The explosives may have been dropped while being transported by suspected hunters. Such substances exploding are common in rural areas adjoining the City, suspected police.