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Shantinagar MLA N A Harris injured in low-intensity firecracker blast at birthday celebration


Bengaluru, Jan 23: Shantinagar Congress MLA N A Harris was injured along with three others in a suspected explosion at Vivek Nagar in the city on Wednesday night.

According to Harris' son Nalapad, the incident occurred at about 9.30 pm when the MLA was addressing a gathering organised by party workers to celebrate his birthday. "Someone threw an explosive at him which exploded with a great noise. Somehow, my father escaped.

Shantinagar Congress MLA N A Harris

In this incident, three others were injured," he said. To a question on what could be the reason behind the incident, Nalapad said he has no idea as his father was friendly with everyone.

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    Harris has been admitted to the St Philomena's Hospital. He sustained injuries in his leg and has received stitches, a family member said.

    Police rushed to the spot upon learning about the incident and began investigation. So far, no one has been arrested while investigations are on, police said.

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