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Accused In Kalamassery Blasts Described As 'Brilliant Mind' By Police, Left Lucrative Gulf Job

During his interrogation, Martin provided a detailed account of how he assembled the explosive devices at his residence in Athani, offering bills for the materials used in the process.

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In a surprising turn of events, Dominic Martin, who surrendered to the police after claiming responsibility for the recent explosions at a Christian prayer meeting, has left investigators baffled with his actions. Martin, who voluntarily turned himself in just hours after the blasts, was described as a person of "exceptional intelligence and diligence" by law enforcement officers.

This former Gulf expatriate had abandoned a well-paying job to engage in a shocking act that resulted in three fatalities and over 50 injuries at the Jehovah's Witnesses' prayer gathering in Kalamassery, near Aluva. Despite offers of legal assistance from the court, Martin adamantly chose to represent himself, dispelling any notions of financial difficulties, PTI reported. 

During his interrogation, Martin provided a detailed account of how he assembled the explosive devices at his residence in Athani, offering bills for the materials used in the process. Surprisingly, he also handed over receipts for petrol purchases connected to the creation of the explosives, further strengthening the case against him.

While the police noted his proficiency in electronics, the motive behind Martin's actions remains enigmatic. He cited the "seditious" teachings of the Jehovah's Witnesses organization as his reason for the attack, claiming that he had repeatedly urged the group to amend its doctrines, but it had refused to do so. Martin's decision to take matters into his own hands has raised numerous questions, given his seemingly successful career abroad.

The investigation team is now delving deeper into the perplexing case, invoking relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Explosive Substances Act, along with the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against the accused.

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