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Home / India News / Bengal girl mistakes pistol for a toy, accidentally shoots mother: Police

Bengal girl mistakes pistol for a toy, accidentally shoots mother: Police

The Bengal woman found the pistol in the garden outside her house and gave it to her daughter, thinking it was a toy, police said. The woman’s condition is critical, police said.

india Updated: Jun 18, 2018 07:56 IST
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The police are trying to find out how the pistol was found in the garden by the mother-daughter duo.
The police are trying to find out how the pistol was found in the garden by the mother-daughter duo.(Shutterstock)

A girl in West Bengal’s Hoogly district on Sunday accidentally shot and critically injured her mother while playing with a loaded pistol the woman had found outside and given to her daughter, thinking it was a toy, police said.

According to police, Kakoli Jana found the pistol in a garden outside their house at Khanakul in Arambag on Sunday morning and mistook it for a toy.

As the girl was playing with it, she fired it accidentally, shooting her mother in the back, a police officer said.

“The injured woman was rushed to Arambag Hospital. Her condition is critical,” he said.

The girl has been detained for questioning.

“The girl said the pistol suddenly went off and the bullet hit her mother sitting in the room. She is in a state of shock,” the officer said.

Police said they are investigating how the pistol came to be in the garden.

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