Minor boy killed in accidental firing

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KISHTWAR: An eight-year-old boy was killed when a teenager accidentally pulled the trigger of a rifle inside a house in Kishtwar district on Wednesday, police said.
The boys were playing when Ravi Kumar (13) started fiddling with the .303 rifle of his father, who is a village defence committee (VDC) member, at remote Churyana village of Drabshalla in the evening, a police official said. He said the rifle went off and a bullet hit the minor boy, Amit Kumar, causing his instant death.
A police team has rushed to the spot and further details are awaited, the official said.

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