Maharashtra: Boy accidentally shoots himself with pistol; dies

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17 Oct 2018

Maharashtra: Boy accidentally kills himself as pistol goes-off; uncle held

A 12-year-boy accidentally shot himself while handling a country-made pistol in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district.

While the boy died on the spot, police arrested his uncle to whom the pistol allegedly belonged.

The incident took place at Rahuri in the district yesterday evening.

Aditya Bhairavnath More was holding the pistol in his hand when it went off and the bullet hit him in the chest.

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Police investigating how Aditya's uncle obtained the pistol

A case under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and under the Arms Act was registered against Aditya's uncle Navnath More.

Police were investigating from where Navnath obtained the pistol and for what purpose, said a police official.

"We are also investigating whether the accused has any criminal record," the police official added.

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