- Title: INDIA: POST OFFICE WORKER CRITICALLY INJURED IN A LETTER BOMB EXPLOSION.
- Date: 8th November 1972
- Summary: 1. GV Street scene PAN TO GV AND TILT UP Post Office 0.11 2. SCU Colaba post & telegraph office 0.13 3. GV INTERIOR Sorting office 0.22 4. SV Workers sorting mail TILT DOWN TO SV CU Bloodstains on floor 0.34 5. CU PAN Bloodstained letters 0.45 6. SV & CU Victim, Mr R.K. Sawant, in hospital bed 0.54 7. SV & CU Nurse arrives & tends patient (2 shots) 1.05 8. CU Patient's injured hand TILT TO CU Face 1.12 Initials ESP/2307 ESP/2315 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 23rd November 1972 12:00
- Location: BOMBAY, INDIA
- Country: India
- Reuters ID: LVA49L9D4TV5TB2C618KGTRZLCVJ
- Story Text: India has had its first experience of letter bombs. A post office sorter at Bombay was critically injured when a letter, addressed to Montreal in Canada, exploded in his hands. The sorter, Mr R.K. Sawant, suffered injuries to his hand, chest and neck. Later, twenty-five suspected letter-bombs were found, and police are investigating them. The letter which exploded was addressed to "Young Canadian Judas, 147 Pug Street, Montreal, Canada," and according to the envelope, the sender was the "Jewish Religious Association, Byculla." But no such organisation is known to exist in Bombay.
SYNOPSIS: India has had its first experience with letter bombs. A post office sorter in Bombay was critically injured when a letter exploded in his hands on Monday,. Experts say the bomb's detonating device was ingeniously made. It seems the letter may have explodes as it was being date-stamped.
It was addressed to "Young Canadian Judas, 147 Pug Street, Montreal, Canada"... and, according to the envelope, the sender was the "Jewish Religious Association, Byculla." But no such organisation is known to exist in Bombay. Later, another twenty-five suspected letter bombs were found and police took charge of them.
The man injured in the explosion was Mr. R.K. Sawant ... a bachelor studying for a degree. He suffered a gaping wound in the neck, his chest was injured and he lost part of a finger. Investigations are being carried out, but no-one has been arrested so far.
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