The police have filed a case against three persons and a few more unnamed persons in connection with the country bomb blast here on Tuesday night that killed six persons, including two children.
In what appears to be an illegal explosives factory in the middle of a residential layout, bomb disposal and detection squad, which recovered two live country bombs from the site on Tuesday night around 10 p.m. and one bomb on Wednesday morning, seized 7.25 kg of explosive materials. Investigations reveal 18 fishermen families from Kooththenkuzhi, who had recently migrated to Tsunami Colony in Idinthakarai following rivalry with another group, were making country bombs to eliminate their enemies.
None of the accused or killed was associated with the anti-Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project struggle. The deceased have been identified as X. Viyagappan (32), M. Valan (27) and S. Mahimai Rajan (31), all from Kooththenkuzhi, S. Subisha (10) and her younger brother S. Subison (2), from Tsunami Colony, and P. Pramila (35) of Idinthakarai.
The police have registered the case against the first deceased, his associates and those injured — Jesu Maria Soosai and Vijay, a polytechnic student — who was recently arrested for allegedly possessing country-made bombs and released on bail and a few more unnamed persons. The bombs went off while being assembled at house number 317 in Tsunami Colony on Tuesday, destroying one house and badly damaged three adjacent houses.