One of the two suspects involved in the blast in an Indian restaurant in Canada last week could have been a woman, the Peel Regional Police have said.
As many as 15 people were injured when a powerful homemade improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated in the restaurant on Thursday, 24 May.
The two suspects had entered the Bombay Bhel restaurant late on Thursday night with their faces covered. They fled immediately after dropping the IED.
The restaurant is in Mississauga, about 28 km from Toronto.
Speaking about the suspects, a police officer gave a brief description of the two and said surveillance videos indicated that one of them could have been be a woman.
“The IED appears to be homemade. However, what led the two suspects to detonate this device is still not clear. We do not have a clear motive and no one has claimed responsibility,” said the officer.
According to the Peel Regional Police, “nothing suggests that it was a hate crime or an act of terrorism” at this point.
The officer, meanwhile, confirmed that 30 people were inside the restaurant at the time of the explosion.
Superintendent Rob Ryan speaking to the media providing an update for the Bombay Bhel bombing. pic.twitter.com/sCSJnyuYZ2
— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPoliceMedia) May 29, 2018
The Peel Regional Police said they received a call about the incident at 10:32 PM (local time on Thursday). Mississauga is Canada’s sixth largest city.
The police urged people to come forward if they could give any information regarding the suspects or the blast.
“We know there are people out there who know who did this and it is time for them to do the right thing and come forward,” the official said.