Gun Goes off Accidentally, Man Hurt

Published: 13th July 2015 03:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th July 2015 03:45 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: A manager in a private logistics company, handling cash movement for banks, was shot in the leg on Saturday when a gun slipping from the hands of a security guard, accidentally went off on the company premises, injuring the manager.

The injured manger was identified as T Desikan (64), a resident of Shanthi Apartments, Luz Church Road, Mylapore who is working as operational manager in  BRINKS India private company.

“The accident took place around 11.30 am on Saturday on the premises of the company at Habibullah Road when the gun in the hands of the guard S Lakshmikanthan Yadav slipped and a bullet was fired,” said a police officer. Yadav was working for another private security agency and was deployed at this office on a contractual basis.

The bullet had pierced one of Desikan’s legs below the knee and was admitted to a private hospital in Teynampet.

The police was informed of the incident only on Sunday and registered a case under IPC Section 338 (Causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) against Yadav and arrested him.

The police have also sought an explanation from the company and the hospital for their respective failure in informing the police in a timely manner and are considering legal action against the hospital as well as the company for the delya in informing them.

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