In a shocking incident, a five-year-old boy died in Delhi after being shot in a celebratory firing allegedly by his grandfather on Thursday night, reported The Times of India.
The grandfather has been identified as one Ram Kumar (56), who deals in spare parts, and the deceased as Shivam. The incident took place in southwest Delhi's Bindapur area on Thursday night around 10:30 pm when Kumar had gone to his shop to pray on the occasion of Govardhan Puja, states the report.
Kumar initially tried to hide the truth by saying that the injury caused to the boy was due to firecrackers. But hospital staff informed the police that it was aas soon as they confirmed it was a bullet injury and the man was arrested.
"A family member told that Shivam had requested his grandfather to take him along. After offering the prayers, Kumar took out his licensed pistol and started firing in the air. After he fired two rounds, Shivam all of a sudden jumped towards his grandfather and clung to the hand in which he was holding the revolver. Kumar got misbalanced and his finger squeezed the trigger resul ting in the bullet hitting the child," a senior police officer TOI.
The bullet hit Shivam in the chest and came out of the back. The boy was declared dead at the hospital.
The body has been sent for autopsy and the police have registered a case under Section 304A (causing death by negligence) of the IPC against Ram Kumar, adds the report.