One dead in a blast near RR Nagar MLA's house in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, May 19: A 45-year-old man died in a blast in Bengaluru's Vyalikaval area on Sunday morning. The blast is said to have occured near the residence of Rajarajeshwari Nagar MLA Munirathna.
Dog squad has been rushed to the spot and the city police have cordened off the area. The nature and intensity of the blast is yet to be ascertained.
"A man named Venkatesh was killed in the blast that took place at 9.20 am today. FSL team has arrived at the spot, investigation is underway," ANI quoted Bengaluru City Police Commissioner, T. Suneel Kumar, as saying.
Reports say that the window panes of an adjacent house were shattered.
The deceased, Venkatesh, was a washerman and was passing on the road when the explosion occured. He is said ro have died on the spot.
On 17 April 2010 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, two bombs exploded. The probe pointed towards the role of the Indian Mujahideen and it was stated that the same was masterminded by Yasin Bhatkal.