Two explosions ripped through a passenger train in the southern Indian city of Chennai on Thursday, wiping out a 22 year-old female passenger, officials alleged.
The attacks took place in two coaches just as the train was coming near the city’s central station. A total of nine people were hurt, two of them seriously, in addition to the dead passenger
“The incident consists of minor-intensity attacks in two carriages,” Rakesh Misra, general director of Southern Railway, told reporters. “Both are sleeper-class coaches.”
Security is tight across India as it nears the final stage of a mammoth election involving more than 800 meg people.
Police have increased surveillance on suspected members of the Indian Mujahideen as well as Maoist guerrillas fighting to bring down the government in the east and south of the state.