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Residents of central Indian town angry with police after explosions at restaurant kill 90

  • Onlookers and people looking for their missing relatives gather at the site of Saturday’s explosion in the town of Petlawad in central Madhya Pradesh state, India, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. Police in central India on Sunday were looking for a man who was being blamed for a massive explosion at a restaurant that killed dozens, as angry residents protested the way the authorities were handling the case. (AP Photo/Ritesh Trivedi)

    Onlookers and people looking for their missing relatives gather at the site of Saturday’s explosion in the town of Petlawad in central Madhya Pradesh state, India, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. Police in central India on Sunday were looking for a man who was being blamed for a massive explosion at a restaurant that killed dozens, as angry residents protested the way the authorities were handling the case. (AP Photo/Ritesh Trivedi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Angry protestors stop the convoy of state's top elected official, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, as he visits the site of Saturday’s explosion that killed dozens in the town of Petlawad in central Madhya Pradesh state, India, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. The protesters, shouting slogans and waving black flags, forced Chouhan to step out of his car and listen to their complaints against local authorities for failing to enforce safety regulations. (AP Photo/Ritesh Trivedi)

    Angry protestors stop the convoy of state's top elected official, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, as he visits the site of Saturday’s explosion that killed dozens in the town of Petlawad in central Madhya Pradesh state, India, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. The protesters, shouting slogans and waving black flags, forced Chouhan to step out of his car and listen to their complaints against local authorities for failing to enforce safety regulations. (AP Photo/Ritesh Trivedi)  (The Associated Press)

Dozens of residents of a central Indian town have shouted slogans to protest a failure by police to arrest a contractor blamed for a massive explosion at a restaurant that killed 90 people.

A cooking gas cylinder exploded Saturday morning, triggering a second blast of mine detonators stored next to the restaurant, located in the town of Petlawad in Madhya Pradesh state.

Police officer Kamlesh Bamaniya said the roughly 50 residents who protested Sunday were angry that Petlawad police had failed to arrest Rajendra Kashawa, who was accused of illegally storing the detonators.

Bamaniya said Saturday that Kashawa had died in the explosions. But on Sunday, he said police had information that he was absconding. He said police filed a criminal case against Kashawa and are looking for him.