Teens in India were able to make crude bombs for just the cost of $1 using easily available explosive materials. Minors between the ages of 14 and 17 had become experts in creating a low-intensity crude bomb thanks to social media.
The Prayagraj police in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have uncovered about 100 adults and minor students who were engaged in crude bomb explosions through CCTV footage. The police are also keeping an eye on the sale and purchase of high-intensity fireworks in the city, reports NDTV.
Teenagers in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj are in the news for building crude bombs from readily accessible explosive components for as little as INR 60 to 80 ($1.01) and tossing them at schools and businesses.
Up to 35 students, including 27 juveniles, have lately been detained in Prayagraj after learning how to construct bombs from popular social media videos and using their newly gained knowledge in real-world situations. The police say that the adult students have been jailed.
Shailesh Kumar Pandey, Superintendent of Police in Prayagraj City, informed Indian news agency IANS that the minors between the ages of 14 and 17 had become experts in creating a low-intensity crude bomb within minutes after being astonished by the information that came to light during the interrogation of the students.
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The cyber unit of the Prayagraj District Police discovered during the interrogation that students used groups on social media to organize the fabrication of bombs and to share videos on how to build them at home.
Several of these groups are currently being investigated, and the police have requested that the parents of the adult students who were jailed speak with their children.
Police are already keeping an eye on at least 10 of these groups in addition to student profiles on social media.