BENGALURU: Nine people were injured, three of them seriously, when a timer-operated bomb planted at a popular quick-service restaurant in Bengaluru’s tech corridor exploded on Friday afternoon.
Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah called it a “low-intensity blast caused by an improvised explosive device (IED).”

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After the blasts, the cafe owners reported two explosions within a span of only 10 seconds. They stated they are fully cooperating with authorities and extending all possible assistance to the injured individuals.

Cafe owner’s response on blast
Rameshwaram Cafe, a popular eatery that witnessed a bomb blast at its Brookefield branch, stated,”We are deeply saddened by the unfortunate incident at our Brookefield branch. We are cooperating with the authorities and officials in their investigations.”


Divya Raghavendra Rao

“Two back-to-back blasts in less than 10 seconds! Never ever did I expect that a bomb would explode in our restaurant. It is indeed shocking and I am unable to come to terms with what has happened , ” said Divya Raghavendra Rao.
The Bengaluru Police has registered a case under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Explosives Substances Act in connection with the explosion at the cafe.
Who are Rameshwaram cafe owners, Raghavendra Rao and Divya Raghavendra Rao
Raghavendra Rao, co-founder and CEO of the cafe, has more than 20 years of experience in the food industry.
Co-founder and MD Divya Raghavendra Rao is a chartered accountant and IIM-Ahmedabad graduate, and she heads the management and finance department.
Currently in Hyderabad attending to her two-and-a-half-month-old baby, Divya spoke in detail about the food joint’s security and its compliance with rules.
Provided catering services for Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant’s pre-wedding celebration
The Rameshwaram Cafe operates four outlets in the Bengaluru, strategically located in prime locations. Their popularity is evident as they were chosen to provide catering services at the pre-wedding celebration of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant in Jamnagar.
“The Rameshwaram Cafe runs four outlets in the city. The owners opened branches at prime locations. Multiple factors such as variety of foods served, hygiene maintained, positive social media reviews earned it a good name. The popularity of The Rameshwaram Cafe is so high they provided catering services at the Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant’s pre-wedding bash at Jamnagar,”said PC Rao, president of Bruhat Bengaluru Hotels’ Association.


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