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Bizarre! Airgun pellets injure three in Chandigarh’s Sector 39

In a bizarre incident, two men and a 16-year-old were injured after they were hit by stray bullets from what the police claim was an airgun fired from an unknown person in Sector-39 residential area on Sunday evening. An airgun is similar to the much-maligned pellet gun, in news for its use in Kashmir these days.

punjab Updated: Aug 22, 2016 14:12 IST
HT Correspondent
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Injured Davinder at GMSH-16. (HT Photo)

In a bizarre incident, two men and a 16-year-old were injured after they were hit by stray bullets from what the police claim was an airgun fired from an unknown person in Sector-39 residential area on Sunday evening.

An airgun is similar to the much-maligned pellet gun, in news for its use in Kashmir these days.

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The police have not been able to trace the person who fired the gun, but have lodged a case against an unidentified person for mischief on a complaint from the three victims. Davinder (21) and Rothil (16) have been injured due to the splinters/bullet from the air gun.

The third victim has been identified as Varinder (33), who was passing by the area.

An airgun is similar to the much-maligned pellet gun, in news for its use in Kashmir these days. (HT Photo)

A PCR was called on to the spot, but the accused could not be traced.

The victims were rushed to Government Multi-speciality Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16 for first-aid and were later discharged.

Sector 39 SHO Dilsher Chandel said, “The victims are fine. None of them were injured critically. It seems like somebody was doing mischief in the ground. We have registered a case under section 336 (Act endangering life or personal safety of others) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the unknown person and have started investigation.”