Police in the English city of Harrow on the outskirts of London have a strange and disturbing case to solve.
The Daily Mail of London reports that police believe that a gang of teenage girls may have blown up a house with a home-made purple liquid explosive -- all over an argument with another girl over a boy. A man was killed in a neighboring house when he was crushed by falling debris.
The intended victim of the blast, Charlotte Anderson, was rushed to an intensive care unit with severe burns. Police said that hours earlier Anderson had phone them to report that a gang of girls -- ages 16 and 17 -- were causing trouble outside her house. Apparently it had to do with a boy.
Witnesses say they saw someone pouring the liquid through the letterbox of the house before the blast destroyed it and two adjoining homes.
-- Lance Murray