Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
Over a dozen people sustained burn injuries after a LPG cooking gas cylinder exploded at a shanty in Rajeev Nagar in Arera Colony under Habibganj police station area on Monday.
A powerful explosion in the shanty situated opposite Fracture Hospital led to panic in the area in the morning on Monday. Huge flames of fire were witnessed as the LPG cooking gas exploded while Rajo Bai Sitole was cooking in her house.
About 13 people were injured in the mishap. The injured include Rajo Bai, 60, Atmaram, 73, Lakhan Malviya, 28, Mahesh, 24 and Harshita, 18.
Mayor Alok Sharma and Bhopal MP Alok Sanjar visited the spot and assured for providing assistance to the injured and affected victims. Fire tender vehicles rushed to the spot to bring the fire under control. The injured were rushed to hospital and are undergoing treatment.
Police said that in the initial investigation it was found that the LPG cylinder exploded after gas leakage in Rajo Bai’s house which soon engulfed the adjacent shanties of the area.
The grandson of Rajo Bai, Chetan Sitole resides in the adjacent shanty and at the time of the incident he was at work while his family members sustained burn injuries.
Man stabbed with knife outside court
A man was stabbed with knife and injured outside the district court this afternoon, police said.According to preliminary information, a few men – who were armed with knives and sticks – arrived at the court premises and attacked a person at around 1230 hrs. The victim, who had come to the court for hearing, has been admitted to the JP Hospital.
Man sexually exploits 40-year-old woman on pretext of marriage
A 55-year-old man was booked for sexually exploiting a 40-year-old woman at Vijay Hotel under Bajaria police station area. The victim was lured for marriage by the victim, said police.
According to the police, the victim was sexually assaulted by the accused Moeen alias Mohsin of Ujjain and when the victim asked to marry her he refused and threatened her of dire consequences.
The victim approached the police and lodged a complaint stating that she contacted the accused after she found a matrimonial advertisement regarding marriage which was published by the accused and later the accused assured her of marriage and started to meet her frequently.
The accused asked the victim to meet him at Vijay hotel where he sexually exploited the victim in the name of marrying her.