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Minor killed in blast

Bhagalpur: A 12-year-old boy was killed and three of his friends were injured when crude bombs, concealed in a bag, exploded at Nandalalupr village in Kahalgaon on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Ankit Kumar. Doctors said the injured, Radhay Rajak (13), Gulshan Mandal (12) and Bhojal Sha (14), were shifted to Jawaharlal Nehru National Medical College and Hospital in Bhagalpur. ources said the boys, while playing near an orchard, found the bag opened it. Meenu Kumari, additional superintendent of police of Kahalgaon, said crude bombs were possibly hidden inside the bag.

Kidnap

Gopalganj: A 12-year-old boy, Mohit Singh, was kidnapped on Wednesday from Mangolpur village. Superintendent of police Nitasha Guria said the abductors have demanded Rs 10 lakh to free him. The police are conducting raids to rescue Mohit.

Fire

Bagaha: A woman and her two children were injured when a fire broke out in their house at Dhanha village late on Tuesday night. Police said woman’s condition was serious and she was referred to a government hospital in neighbouring Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.

Rally

Motihari: The Red Cross Society took out a cycle rally on Wednesday to create awareness about earthquake as part of its Earthquake Safety Week from January 15.

Agitation

Ara: Hundreds of students of Bahiro Middle School at Nawada in the district staged a demonstration after being denied of scholarship amounts and uniforms for not having 75 per cent attendance. The students were pacified only after district education officer Raghuvansh Kumar intervened and pledged to look into their causes.