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Siddaramaiah announces Rs 5 lakh compensation to kin of blast victim

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the family of the woman who was killed in the low-intensity explosion outside a popular restaurant here that also left three persons injured.

Speaking to reporters after visiting the injured at a hospital here in the wee hours, Siddaramaiah said compensation would also be given to the injured, but did not specify the quantum.

The victim, identified as Bhavani, had come on a visit here from Tamil Nadu. Three others, including one of her relatives, were injured in the blast triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in front of the Coconut Grove restaurant around 8.30 pm yesterday.

City Police Commissioner M N Reddi confirmed that Bhavani, in her 30s, succumbed to injuries at Mallya Hospital, where she was rushed in a serious condition. Her relative Karthik, who was also injured, is hospitalised but out of danger.

Two more injured – Vinay and Sandeep – are undergoing treatment at HOSMAT hospital.

The restaurant is close to the fashionable Brigade Road and MG Road, dotted with bars and restaurants with teeming crowd on weekends.

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