Handwara Mysterious Blast: 70-year woman died after 3 days, toll 02

Handwara: Three days after her minor granddaughter was killed, a 70-year-old woman succumbed to the injuries she and five other family members had sustained in a mysterious blast in the Taratpora Ramhall area of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, officials said on Saturday.

They said Janti begum (70) wife of Abdul Razaq lost the battle for life at SMHS hospital Srinagar here.

On the evening of September 16, a minor girl died while six other members of a family including the septuagenarian were injured in the mysterious blast in the Taratpora Ramhall area.

Official sources told GNS that a blast occurred in the house of Ghulam Mohammad Wani, killing his 17-year-old daughter Shabnum Bano on the spot while six other members of the family were injured and were shifted to hospital.

The injured include Ghulam Mohammad Wani(45) and his wife— Raja Begum (38), mother— Janti Begum (70), daughter—Rifat (17) and Mukhti Begum (34).

Some members of the family are reportedly dealing with scrap and the possibility of some explosive being brought along with the trash is being worked out.

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