RPF constable's rifle goes off accidentally, injures two in metro station

The woman and child were waiting at Dum Dum metro station in the northern part of the city when the rifle of a constable went off.

Published: 08th June 2018 05:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th June 2018 05:43 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

KOLKATA: A rifle of an RPF constable went off accidentally at Dum Dum Metro station in the city today injuring a woman and her child, the police said.

The incident occurred at around 2 pm during a change of duty of RPF personnel at the busy station, the police official said.

The woman and child were waiting at Dum Dum metro station in the northern part of the city when the rifle of a constable went off.

A bullet from the rifle hit a wall, ricocheted and then injured them, he said. The woman and her child were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The reason for the rifle going off is being investigated, the official added.

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