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Tuesday 9 April 2013

RSS worker on bike with explosives dies in blast

RSS worker on bike with explosives dies in blast

DC | 07th Apr 2013
A police official examines the wreckage of the motorbike driven by Dileep Kumar (inset) who was killed in an explosion at Maruthayil near Mattannur on Saturday. —DC
Kannur: A worker of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh was killed when the bike on which he was travelling, allegedly with explosive material, exploded at Maruthayil near Mattannur on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as AV Dileep Kumar (27), son of Ambiloth Sankaran, police said.
The incident occurred at 5.30 am as Dileep was coming towards Mattannur. The bike was completely destroyed in the explosion. Three houses within a 50 metre radius also suffered minor damage, police added. Although Dileep was rushed to a hospital in Kannur, doctors said he was brought dead.
Top police officials including Kannur Range IG Jose George, Kannur SP Rahul Nair and others visited the spot.  Bomb squad and forensic experts also visited the spot and gathered evidence.
The actual cause of the explosion will be known only after a thorough probe, police said. According to initial indication, Dileep was carrying around 3 kg of explosive, said a member of the bomb squad who examined the spot.
CPI-M Kannu district secretary P Jayarajan said the incident was more proof that the RSS was trying to vitiate peace in the district.  The police had failed in effectively countering RSS violence, he said.

RSS Kannur district leader Valsan Thillenkeri said Dileep was not a member of the RSS. He was only a sympathizer of the organization. According to Valsan, the mishap was accidental and also pointed out that the family of Dileep were makers of traditional firecrackers. Dileep was carrying the explosive material after the festival in a local temple, he added.

Police sources however said that Dileepan did not have a licence to manufacture firecrackers. A case was registered under the Explosives Act.

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