Indian groom dies unwrapping wedding gift!

Published: February 25, 2018 12:47:34 | Updated: February 28, 2018 14:46:36

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A newly married Indian man and his grandmother have been killed after a wedding gift they were unwrapping exploded.

Police said, his wife suffered critical wounds in the blast occurred on Friday in the eastern Indian state of Odisha.

The groom, Soumya Sekhar married Reema Sahu on the 18 February and they received the ‘gift’ at their wedding reception a few days later.

It was actually a parcel bomb and did not have the sender's address of it, reports the BBC quoting police.

The parcel exploded as soon as it was unwrapped, relatives told local media.

Sehu and his 85-year-old grandmother, Jemamani Sahu, succumbed to their injuries after being taken to a hospital.

The motive for the attack is not clear, police said, however they suspect it was carried out by someone in the area.

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