A youth plants bomb beneath the seat of the former history-sheeter’s scooter for rejecting his marriage proposal

A bomb found beneath the seat cover of a Honda Activa scooter a few days ago at Shahinayatgunj was planted by a youngster as the vehicle owner refused to give his daughter in marriage to him, the police said on Thursday.

Announcing this, Goshamahal ACP D. Srinivas said the youngster T. Vinay Singh and two of his associates, Kishan Singh and Thakur Ramesh Vikas Singh, were arrested. The trio tried to eliminate Gulab Singh, the two-wheeler owner and a former history-sheeter accused of involvement in various cases, by exploding the bomb.

“Gulab Singh would have suffered life-threatening wounds had the bomb exploded. Somehow, the circuit got snapped as the detonator fuse wires came off,” the ACP said. A team manager in a private company, Vinay wanted to marry Gulab’s daughter and sent his relatives and well-wishers to fix the alliance. Mr. Gulab Singh turned down the proposal. But, Vinay wanted to marry the girl at any cost. Initially, he engaged some persons practising sorcery to kill Gulab Singh but failed. Then he planned to plant a bomb to eliminate him.

He secured detonators through his friend Vikas and later sought the help of Kishan — who also had an axe to grind with Gulab -- to execute his plan. The trio tested four detonators by exploding them at some buildings under construction in Mangalhat and Rajendranagar. In the second week of December, they planted the bomb beneath the two-wheeler’s seat cover. According to the plan, one of them would keep tab on Gulab Singh’s movements and set off the bomb with a remote control when the target sits on the vehicle. Unaware of this, Gulab Singh continued to ride the two-wheeler and grew suspicious after he felt something poking him from beneath the seat cover. He got the scooter checked only to find the bomb with snapped detonator fuse wires.

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