Uttarakhand Crime: Drunk man shoots at 12-year-old boy; the reason is a cricket ball
A 12-year-old who was playing cricket with his friends has sustained an injury after a man allegedly under the influence of alcohol fired a shot at him.
Police on Friday said that children were playing cricket at Bheti village in the district on Thursday and accidentally, the cricket ball hit the men Ramlal and Bijendra Kandari who were sitting nearby.
When Mahesh (12) went near them to pick up the ball then angry Ramlal shoot bullet at him with Kandari’s country-made pistol, Ghansali police station in-charge Pradeep Singh Rawat said.
After then, villagers rushed the boy to a nearby hospital from where he was referred to AIIMS, Rishikesh.
As per the reports, the boy has sustained a gunshot injury under his right eye.
Both Ramlal and Kandari were said to be drunk when the incident took place, Rawat said, adding that the duo has been arrested.
The pistol used in the crime has also been seized, the policeman added.
-With PTI inputs