Balasore building explosion: Prime accused nabbed

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Balasore: In a major development regarding the building explosion incident at Achyutpur village in Balasore, cops have arrested the prime accused, Sridhar Mohanty, for his alleged connection with the case.

Reportedly, following a detailed probe, Industrial Area Police apprehended Sridhar, who was the tenant in the building and worked as a mason. Sridhar remained untraceable after the incident.

Notably, a huge explosion blew off the roof of the top floor of a three-storied building at Achyutpur village under the Industrial Area police station on October 2 night.

The building owner Kalicharan Mohapatra and his family staying on the ground floor of the building and another family from Bihar staying on the second floor were reportedly safe.

Sources said a large pile of firecrackers had been kept on the top floor when the blast took place.

Also Read: Blast at 3-storey building in Balasore

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