Crime & Justice

Man in India sends bomb inside wedding gift for ex-lover

New Delhi, Apr 5 (EFE).- Indian authorities reported on Wednesday the arrest of a man who allegedly sent an explosive inside a wedding gift to his former lover, which detonated killing at least two people including her husband.

The incident occurred Monday in Kabirdham district, in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, when a home theater system gifted to the couple exploded on being plugged into the electric socket, officer Surendra Sahare from the local police station confirmed to EFE.

The newly married woman’s ex-boyfriend, who was arrested on Tuesday by the authorities as the main accused, was the one who “sent the home theater system as a gift that exploded,” he said.

The explosion was strong enough to knock down the walls of the room where it occurred, and killed the husband and his brother, and injured four others, including a minor, according to the police, local broadcaster NDTV reported.

After his arrest, the accused admitted to police that he sent the couple a wedding gift loaded with explosives because he was angry with his ex-girlfriend for marrying another man.

Crimes of honor and revenge are not uncommon in India, in a society that is deeply patriarchal for most parts, where males take offense to a woman’s refusal of a man’s romantic proposal.

Crimes of harassment, threats, rape, acid attacks, or in the worst case even death, often grab news headlines in cases related to honor or revenge crimes. EFE


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