Patna blast accused Ainul, arrested from railway station, dies of injuries


patna blastPatna:  One of the main accused in the Patna blasts targeting Narendra Modi’s rally has died of his injuries.

Ainul, alias Tarique, was injured when the first of the seven bombs exploded at the Patna railway station on Sunday. He had been in coma at the city’s Indira Gandhi Medical Institute since then.

He and another accused, Imtiaz Ansari, were assembling bombs in the toilet at the station when loud ringing on a Chinese-made mobile phone in the next stall startled them. They panicked and allegedly dropped the bomb in the toilet cistern, causing it to explode.

Ainul was critically injured, while Imtiaz Ansari was caught while trying to escape with a bag containing explosives. The police claim Ansari was the mastermind among the six men who planted bombs. Ansari and Ainul were believed to be members of the Ranchi module of the terror group Indian Mujahideen.

Six people were killed and 83 injured in the blasts that took place at Gandhi Maidan, the venue of Narendra Modi’s ‘Hunkar rally’ on Sunday.

Four people have been arrested in the case.