Suspect in low intensity blast flees police custody in Doda

BHADARWAH: A man allegedly involved in a low-intensity blast inside a school in Doda today escaped from police lock up, an officer said.

The accused was among the two detained by the special investigation team (SIT) of the State police after the blast inside the Government school at Shiva village on Monday left principal Hoshyar Singh and another staff member Sharifa Begum injured.

After confirming that a crude explosive device was used to trigger the explosion, the SIT quizzed dozens of people before detaining Tanveer Ahmad, a class fourth school employee, and Mir Din last evening. They were lodged at Police Post Bhalla, the officer said.

Ahmad, however, escaped on the pretext of attending nature’s call early morning, the officer added. (AGENCIES)