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Student dies after javelin strikes his chest on school play field in Punjab

The latest tragedy comes barely two months after a 23-year-old woman was killed when a hammer thrown by a national-level athlete during practise went awry and hit her on the head in Ludhiana.

chandigarh Updated: Dec 22, 2016 12:45 IST
HT Correspondent
Javelin throw

Hira Singh, a class 9 student, was playing football on the school ground and had rushed to retrieve the ball from an adjoining ground where other students were practising javelin throws.(Shutterstock photo for representation)

A 15-year-old boy died after being hit by a javelin at the Government High School in Talwandi Malliyan village, 21km from Moga, on Wednesday.

Hira Singh, a class 9 student, was playing football on the school ground and had rushed to retrieve the ball from an adjoining ground where other students were practising javelin throws. Hira was hit by a javelin in his chest around 1:45 pm and died on the spot.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead.

The parents of the victim work as labourers.

The latest tragedy comes barely two months after a 23-year-old woman was killed when a hammer thrown by a national-level athlete during practise went awry and hit her on the head in Ludhiana. Now Hira’s death once again underlines the lack of safety and precautionary measures on sports grounds.

Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) and investigation officer Sukhjinder Singh said cops were informed late about the incident but none of the students had disclosed the name of the player who threw the javelin.

On the complaint of Hira’s father, Harpal Singh, the Mehna police have registered a case of causing death by negligence against unidentified person under Section 304-A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).