The incident happened in Ajamtala behind Rahara police station, around 15 km from Kolkata, they said. The bomb, which was inside a container, exploded when Sheikh Salim took it from his father and threw it at a lamppost, they said. Shiekh’s father found the container while clearing the garbage dump, police said.
“Sheikh was first rushed to Barrackpore BN Bose Sub-divisional Hospital, and then to Sagar Dutta Hospital where he was declared brought dead,” a senior police officer said.
A large contingent of police was deployed in the area as the incident triggered panic among the locals. An investigation is underway to find who kept the bomb there, police said.