According to sources, preliminary investigation has revealed that it was a ‘gauti bomb’ which exploded. The incident happened when the bomb was being prepared allegedly for poaching of wild boar.

The Karnataka Police has now joined the investigation and a team has reached Goa in this regard. The police have apparently recovered around 30 bombs from the hut.

The police have identified the deceased as Paplu Mulgund. Two minor girls aged below five years of age were daughters of the deceased while the other 12-year-old minor was from the neighbourhood.

Meanwhile, the bombs found in the hut were disposed of by a squad.


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