One person was killed and 18 injured in a blast in Mehrauli market in New Delhi on Saturday.
According to eye-witnesses, two men riding on a motorcycle dropped a black polythene bag in the market area and left. The bag exploded within minutes, killing one person on the spot. Eghteen injured victims were taken to All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Safdarjung Hospital.
Delhi has been put on high alert.
The locals of Ward No. 8, where the blast took place, mostly shop-keepers, voiced their anger at the lax security arrangements in the national capital, in spite of the serial blasts two weeks ago.
The were also angry at the delayed response by the police forces, which reached the blast site late.
"The public rushed the injured to AIIMS, not the police," said an eye-witness.
Text: Onkar Singh | Photographs: Chaman Gautam
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