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Eight-year-old boy plays with father’s pistol, accidentally shoots sister dead

The children were playing at home with their father’s licensed pistol when the mishap occurred.

india Updated: Jun 26, 2017 19:13 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Bhind (MP)
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In a tragic incident, an eight-year-old boy who was playing with his father’s licensed pistol allegedly shot dead his 10-year-old sister in Bhind district in Madhya Pradesh on Monday, police said.

The incident occurred when the siblings were playing on a bed in their house in Dharmpuri area under Kotwali Police station, additional superintendent of police (ASP) Rajendra Verma said.

“The boy was playing with his sister in the morning. He picked up the pistol of his father, who is a clerk in District Collector’s office, and accidentally pulled the trigger. The bullet hit his 10-year-old sister,” he said.

Verma said the girl died on the spot.

Her body was handed over to the family after post-mortem.

“A case has been registered and further investigation is underway,” he added.

First Published: Jun 26, 2017 19:13 IST