Woman critically injured after daughter accidentally shoots her mistaking pistol for a toy

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The victim had found the pistol in a garden outside her house and had given the same to her daughter, mistaking it for a toy

The Hush Post: A woman from the Hooghly district of West Bengal got critically injured when her daughter accidentally shot at her on Sunday while playing with a loaded pistol mistaking it as a toy.

The victim woman had reportedly found the pistol in a garden outside her house and had given the same to her daughter, mistaking it for a toy, a report said on Monday.

The police said that the woman, Kakoli Jana, had found the pistol in a garden outside their house at Khanakul in Arambag on Sunday morning and she mistook it for a toy and gave it to her daughter. And her daughter, while playing with it, fired accidentally at the woman, and the mother was shot in her back, the report said.

“The injured woman was rushed to Arambag Hospital. Her condition is critical,” a police official was quoted as saying.

The police have detained the girl for questioning. “The girl said the pistol suddenly went off and the bullet hit her mother sitting in the room. She is in a state of shock,” a police officer was quoted as saying.

The cops are investigating how the pistol came in the garden.

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