Wedding gift turned nightmare

Wedding gift turned nightmare

A 32-year-old man allegedly planted explosives in a music system and presented it as a wedding gift to his ex-girlfriend, resulted in the death of her husband and brother-in-law in Chhattisgarh’s Kabirdham district,

The accused, identified as Sarju Markam, a resident of Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh, was arrested on Tuesday.

The accused gave the music system to Hemendra Merawi (22), a resident of Chamari village, and his wife Lalita Marwai (22), a resident of adjoining Anjana village, as a wedding gift on March 30.

“On Monday, Hemendra Merawi and other family members were unwrapping the wedding presents inside a room in his house. As Merawi switched on the music system, it exploded,” said ASP Thakur.

“While Merawi died on the spot, four others, including his elder brother Rajkumar (30), suffered injuries.”

Rajkumar succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. The impact of the explosion was such that it led to the collapse of walls and roof of the room, the officer said.

Thakur said Markam was arrested on Tuesday. “During his questioning, the accused confessed to having planted explosives in the music system and gifting it to the newlyweds,” said the ASP.

A case under sections 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered at the Rengakhar police station, the ASP added.

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