Yet another child sustained injuries when an abandoned crude bomb went off in the capital’s Sutrapur today.
Mohammad Sourav Hawlader, 12, picked up the ball-like object wrapped in red tape near his residence at Rayshahebbazar in the evening.
The bomb exploded suddenly, leaving him injured severely, said Khalilur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sutrapur Police Station.
The third grader, who received serious injuries in the left hand, is currently undergoing treatment at the National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation.
Doctors were yet to be sure whether his hand could be saved from amputation, said sources in the Nitor.
Police also recovered another crude bomb from the area, the OC said.
Last week five children were injured in an abandoned crude bomb explosion in Kushtia.
In the run-up to the January 5 polls, 15 children had their limbs and eyes blown away by crude bombs.
They had all picked up the bombs thinking those to be playthings.