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Death Toll Climbs To 3 In Keral Serial Blasts, 20 Member Team To Probe In

A 12-year-old girl who was receiving medical attention at the hospital passed away on Monday, bringing the total number of fatalities from the Kerala serial blasts to three, according to a news source that cited an official statement.

On the final day of a three-day prayer meeting, hundreds of adherents of the minority Christian organisation Jehovah’s Witnesses gathered at a convention hall in Kalamassery when three explosions tore through it on Sunday. Over fifty individuals were injured and three people died as a result of the explosion.

The case of the serial blasts in Ernakulam, Kerala, would be looked into by a 20-person committee, the chief minister announced on Sunday. Also, a formal complaint has been filed in this case. At the Chief Minister’s Conference Hall in the Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram, Vijayan is hosting a meeting for all parties.

Following a string of explosions at the Kalamassery conference centre, another individual has passed away. Libina, a 12-year-old girl from Malayattoor in the Ernakulam district, passed away at the Kalamassery Government Medical College Hospital early on Monday morning from her wounds.

The kid was admitted to the hospital on Sunday morning with serious burns covering 95% of her body, according to a statement released by the medical board of the hospital. Her condition worsened even with ventilator assistance, and at 12.40 am, it was reported, she passed away.

In the Thrissur area, a man by the name of Dominic Martin turned himself in to the police and accepted responsibility. His questioning is still going on, although police have not confirmed his participation in the case. Martin posted a video to social media outlining his motivation for targeting the Christian group before turning himself in to the authorities.

Martin said that Jehovah’s Witness doctrine and views are “dangerous to the country” and “poisoning young minds” in the video. He expressed his desire for their activities to end.

Early on Monday morning, Martin was brought to the Ernakulam General Hospital for a medical examination.

A top police officer in Kerala stated that an initial investigation revealed an IED was the source of the explosions. The apparatus, according to officials, has an explosive part that starts a fire. A thorough forensic investigation is necessary to ascertain the explosive material’s identity, as there is currently no solid information available.

Sources told that the device was found in a tiffin box.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan called an all-party meeting where representatives of different political parties came to an agreement to counter efforts to foster hatred and mistrust in the state. In the wake of the serial bombings, leaders from all parties in Kerala decided during the meeting, according to a statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office, to discourage the people from participating in speculative campaigns, rumours, and unfounded charges.

Teams from the National Security Guard (NSG) and the National probe Agency (NIA) were dispatched to Kerala on the directive of Union Home Minister Amit Shah in order to support the local police in their probe.

An NSG team with two senior officials from Delhi also went to Kerala to take stock of the situation. Sources told that the team includes officials from the National Bomb Data Center.

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