Playing with fire and fire arms is always dangerous.
This was proved once again in Odisha’s State Capital when a college student sustained bullet injuries while playing with a pistol.
Though initially it was considered that Sonali Das, a fashion designing student from Balasore, was shot at by unidentified miscreants, and later Police Investigation showed that the accused is the victim’s male friend.
Additional Commissioner of Police, Anup Sahu has said “It is a case of accidental firing”.
Earlier in the day, the girl student’s male friend cooked up a story before the Police saying that two bike-borne miscreants had attacked Sonali when he was talking to her outside a private university campus.
Police said Sonali’s male friend, Asish Kumar Nayak was at her rented flat in Sishu Vihar when the incident occurred.
Asish was showing a gun to the girl student at her flat when accidentally the trigger was pulled and one bullet hit her thighs and admitted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar, the police official added.
Asish was initially detained and questioned about the matter. Later after round of questioning, he was arrested by the Infocity police.
Police record said Asish had criminal antecedents and he was arrested for involvement in a bombing case in Salisahi area in Bhubaneswar.
Police Commissioner Sudhansu Sarangi has sanctioned an initial amount of Rs 25,000 for the treatment of the victim.
This is not all, an incident also proved that possessing a fire arm is not difficult in Odisha Capital.
The Special Task Force of Crime Branch Monday arrested a gun dealer from Chhattisgarh and seized three pistols including one 7.65 automatic gun and live bullets.
The Police arrested two youths when the gun dealer was trying to sell a pistol to another person from Gandamunda area in Bhubaneswar for Rs 1 lakh.
The Police suspect that the gun dealer from Chhattisgarh might have links with Maoists also.