A 12-year-old boy was Sunday killed and three of his family members injured in an explosion in their garden in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district, police said.
Jyotish Yadav was playing with his elder brother Trilochan (17) in the vegetable garden, called 'baadi' in local parlance, outside their house in Deurgaon village under Parpa police station limits when the explosion took place, an official said.
"An unknown substance with which Jyotish was playing blew up causing serious injuries to his legs. Trilochan, uncle Vidyadhar and cousin Rameshwar received minor wounds. Jyotish died of excessive bleeding in a nearby hospital," he said.
"Garden trash was burnt on Sunday morning. The low-intensity blast might have been caused by old batteries that were picked up by Jyotish from the charred debris," he said.
The Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad and forensic experts have checked the site, he said.
"Probe into the incident has not revealed anything suspicious. The area is Naxal-affected so we checked from this angle as well but nothing was found. The nature of the substance that exploded will be known in a day or two after forensic analysis," he said.
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