Witnesses say the sand dealer was passing by when the bomb exploded. He died on the spot.
But it could not be ascertained whether he was actually the target of those who planted the bomb or not.
At the time of filing this report, the scene of the incident has been cordoned off by armed mobile police officers while the body of the deceased has been deposited at the mortuary.
Pius was survived by his two wives and five children.
Sources at the scene of the incident also say that the legs of a policeman who visited the deceased were shattered as a result of the explosion.