CHENNAI — Indian police are investigating whether anti-nuclear activists were behind bomb blasts that killed six people near a Russian-built nuclear power plant which started production in October despite protests by villagers.
At least two crude bombs exploded on Tuesday in a house just a kilometer from the Kudankulam plant on India's southernmost tip in the district of Tirunelveli.
Police have filed a formal investigation that names three people in connection with the explosions, Sumit Sharan, a senior police official in Tirunelveli, said. All of them were wounded in the blasts.
"We are trying to find out if they are members of the anti-nuclear group," Sharan said on Wednesday.
The much-delayed Kudankulam plant started producing electricity five weeks ago, with an initial output of 160 MW.