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Explosion in army jawan’s official quarter in Jodhpur kills 8-year-old girl

Mystery prevails over what caused the explosion. The girl died on the spot

| Updated:
February 1, 2018 11:06 am
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Jaipur: An explosion in a residential quarter of Shikhargarh army area in Jodhpur killed an 8-year-old girl on Friday. The girl, the daughter of an army jawan, returned from tuition  and opened the door to the courtyard when the explosion took place.

The girl died on the spot. The explosion was so intense that it damaged the door and the roof of the room. The army and local police have launched an investigation into the mater.

The explosion took place in the Hameed Bagh residential quarters belonging to Dharmendra Kumar. The girl was identified as Khushi Kumari.

Khushi returned from tuition and as soon as she opened the entrance gate, the explosion took place, killing her on the spot.

The girl’s mother was reportedly in another part of the house.

“The room where the explosion took place was part of a courtyard. It is yet to be determined what caused the explosion,” said a police officer.

The mother started screaming for help when she rushed out and found the charred body of her daughter in the courtyard.

The girl was rushed to a military hospital where doctors declared her brought dead.

The police took the body to the mortuary of Mahatma Gandhi Hospital where a postmortem examination was conducted by a medical board.

Senior police officers including DCP (east) Dr Amandeep Singh Kapoor reached the spot after the explosion.

First published: December 29, 2017
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