Girl mistakes pistol for toy, shoots mother in West Bengal's Hoogly district; mother's condition critical

Kolkata: 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.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

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.


Updated Date: Jun 18, 2018 18:21 PM

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