A girl in West Bengal’s Hoogly district on Sunday accidentally shot and critically injured her mother while playing with a loaded pistol which 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.
A similar incident took place in Uttar Pradesh in May 2008, where a groom was accidentally shot dead by his friend during a wedding ceremony. The man, identified as Sunil Verma was sitting on the floor with a group of his friends.
In the viral video, the groom named as Sunil Verma, 25-year-old is seen holding his chest all of sudden, before he could realise what has happened to him, and he fell down and died on the spot. Because of the loud music playing in the background during the function, no one could hear the gunfire voice and were not able to understand what happened to him. The guest rushed towards the groom who was declared dead soon by the hospital authorities.