Kundapur, Jan 30, 2017: A hoax bomb scare spread panic across Kundapur taluk on January 30, all due to the prank played by some miscreants who placed gun powder in an empty ice cream cup in the garbage.
Byndoor Police had earlier in the day received a message that a bomb planted at Badakere near Navunda where the fair of the Lakshmi Janardhana Temple was underway, had exploded and another has been planted in the area. There was panic and anxiety as this news spread like wild fire across the taluk.
Police had rushed to the temple area where fireworks show was also underway. In the meantime, when some women were burning the waste there was an explosion in which five tube lights were also damaged. It is said the sound of the explosion was heard even in far off places.
It was only when police and fire service personnel rushed to the place and checked that they came to know about the gun powder in the ice cream cup.
Further investigations are underway.