Senior citizen injured in accidental firing by 4-year-old

| Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 08:12
First Published |
Bengaluru, Govindappa, isro, accidental firing, gun, kid, muniraju

The child was playing with his grandfather’s licensed firearm

New Delhi: A 66-year-old man in Peenya, north Bengaluru was wounded on Monday in accidental firing by a 4-year-old kid after he dropped the gun. The child was playing with his grandfather’s licensed firearm.

The victim identified as Govindappa is a retired ISRO employee from Chokkasandra. He had come to meet the K Muniraju, a BJP politician and member of the Central Board of Film Certification.

The incident occurred after Muniraju came home from the Independence Day programme to which he had carried the weapon. He had bought the .32 revolver 12 years ago for self-defence.

Muniraju said that before going to the bathroom, he kept the revolver on the table. His grandson Pandu went inside the room and started playing with the firearm. It fell from his hands and accidentally fired.

The entire incident has been captured on CCTV installed in the house.

Govindappa was taken to Sparsh hospital on Tumakuru Road with the bullet injury in the neck. A doctor of the hospital said he has not suffered any major internal organ injury and is out of danger.

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