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Business News/ News / India/  ‘Offering all support to injured…,’ Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe owners Raghavendra Rao, Divya Rao on ‘unfortunate’ blast
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‘Offering all support to injured…,’ Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe owners Raghavendra Rao, Divya Rao on ‘unfortunate’ blast

The blast took place at 1 pm on Friday when the place was packed for lunch.
  • The police believe that an IED device with a timer was used to carry out the explosion.
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    Rameshwaram Cafe blast: A low-intensity blast rocked Rameshwaram Cafe, a popular eatery in Bengaluru's Brookefield area, injuring as many as 10 people on Friday. Following the incident, owners of the cafe informed that the ‘two blasts, within just 10 seconds, occurred’ and they are ‘cooperating with the authorities and providing all possible help to the injured’. 

    What owners said about the blast? 

    Rameshwaram Cafe on Friday issued an official statement on the blast which read: “We are deeply saddened by the unfortunate incident at our Brookefield branch. We are cooperating with the authorities and officials in their investigations."

    "Our thoughts are with the injured and their families, and we are offering them all the support, assistance and care they need and praying for their speedy recovery."

    Speaking about the blast earlier, Divya Raghavendra Rao, co-founder and managing director of The Rameshwaram cafe chain, told the local TV9 news channel that as per the information she received there were two explosions within 10 seconds of each other.

    "The explosion happened in the area where customers wash their hands. It was nothing in the kitchen that exploded... something that was kept in a bag exploded," she was quoted as saying.

    The blast took place at 1 pm on Friday when the place was packed for lunch. The police believe that an IED device with a timer was used to carry out the explosion. They further informed a suspect had been spotted in the CCTV footage, who was seen keeping a bag inside the cafe.

    The Bengaluru Police have registered a case under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Explosives Substances Act in connection with the explosion at the cafe.

    Who are Raghavendra Rao and Divya Raghavendra Rao, the owners of the Rameshwaram Cafe?

    Raghavendra Rao, a mechanical engineer with over two decades in the food industry, serves as the founder and promoter of IDC Kitchen. Additionally, he oversees operations at The Rameshwaram Cafe chain. 

    On the other hand, Divya Raghavendra Rao, a qualified chartered accountant with a postgraduate degree from IIM Ahmedabad, brings over 12 years of experience to her role. 

    Heading the management and finance departments at The Rameshwaram Cafe, she is also a vital member of the managing committee of the Bengaluru branch of the South Indian Regional Council of ICAI.

     

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    Published: 02 Mar 2024, 08:16 AM IST
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