When the images of the horrific suicide bombings in Sri Lanka are still fresh in the peoples’ minds, a rather bizarre incident of suicide bombing has taken place in Wayanad district in Kerala, killing a couple who were allegedly in love.
On April 26, 45-year-old man Benny went to the house of Amala, with his body fastened with a country-made bomb. As soon as he met the woman on the verandah he hugged her and detonated the bomb. Both of them were killed in the blast, but Amala’s 3-year-old daughter, who was in the house at the time, escaped unhurt. The police are investigating the case.
According to media reports Benny, a furniture shop owner and a much married man, was in a relationship with the 38-year-old Amala, who was married to one Nasar. The two families were close to each other, but no was aware of the relationship between the two.
Apart from the three-year-old, Amala had also two other daughters, aged 16 and 17. Both of them were not present at house when the incident took place. On hearing the blast sound, a neighbour reached the spot to witness the scattered body parts and alerted the police.
Perhaps, this is the first suicide attack used against love. Was it a death pact?