Police suspect that the crime was accidental and are collecting statements from family members.

Kerala woman shot dead at home cops suspect 16-yr-old son accidentally firedRepresentational image
news Crime Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 13:07

A woman at Poozhithode in Kozhikode district was shot dead on Saturday night.

The deceased has been identified as 37-year-old Shaiji.

As per the preliminary information of the police, she was allegedly accidently shot dead by her 16-year-old son. A team of officials from the Peruvannanmozhi police have reached the spot. Though there was speculation that the police had taken the son into custody, they have denied it.

Shaji lived with her husband and three children at Poozhuthottil near Peruvannamozhi, a village in Chakkittapara panchayat. “The family’s home is surrounded by forest and the bullet was from an indigenous gun. We suspect that the crime was accidental and we are collecting statements from family members,” Peruvannanmozhi Sub Inspector Rajesh Kumar told TNM.

The police is still investigating the crime.  “Details about how the family got the gun and why the 16- year-old used in the night have to be found out. Since the house is located near a forest they might had kept the gun for self- protection, but we have to find out from where and how they got the gun,” he added.

The police was informed about the crime at around 10.30pm on Saturday night. The body is still at the house.

(This is a developing story)


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