A youth was killed while another sustained injuries in a bomb blast in Mubarakpur hamlet of Azamgarh on Wednesday.
As per reports, three youths of Pura Dulhan Mohalla of Mubarakpur had gone to bathe in a pond when they spotted a bag in the bushes. They carried the bag to the house of Mukhtar Ahmed of the same village.
As soon as one of them, Arif (18), pulled at a iron rod sticking out of the bag, the bomb exploded causing the youth’s death and inflicting serious injuries to Zulkif, who was standing nearby.
On hearing the explosion, people from nearby areas gathered at the spot and called the police. The cops later admitted Zulkif to a primary health centre.
A youth identified as Rayan was taken into custody and was being questioned.
A police team was inspecting the explosion site.