DeA 12-year-old boy was killed in an explosion, which took place at DAV Degree College in Roorkee in Hardwar on Saturday afternoon.
As per preliminary investigations, Tushar Diman was coming from Government Inter College when the incident occurred. He reportedly picked up an object from a garbage dump which suddenly exploded. Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) R S Meena said two other students were also with Tushar.
According to Meena, the two boys confirmed that Tushar had picked up an object. Later, they saw Tushar lying near the spot as they were walking a little ahead, Meena said.
The report about the blast sent the Uttarakhand police into tizzy as the explosion site was located close to the venue of a function, which the VHP had organised on the campus of the college. However, Meena said: “There is no link between the explosion and the VHP function.”
On being contacted, Leader of the Opposition in the state assembly, Ajay Bhatt, said the VHP function was attended by Sangeet Som, BJP MLA from UP. “We want the state government to thoroughly probe the incident,” he said. He blamed the administration for not making adequate security arrangements for the function.