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Three injured in Dum Dum Metro station as RPF constable's rifle goes off

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Three persons, including a child, were injured when the rifle of an went off during change of duty at station here today, a official said.

The incident occurred around 2 pm when the was receiving the INSAS rifle from a colleague during change of duty.

The bullet ricocheted after hitting the floor at the station complex, spokesperson said.

"Splinters from the bullet hit a woman, her nine-year old son and a Metro employee," she said.

The woman and her son were waiting to buy tickets for their travel in the Metro at the crowded Metro station, which is located just below the junction station of Eastern Railway's Sealdah main section.

The passengers, Sangeeta Basu, her son, and Metro employee Niranjan Majumdar were rushed to nearby and Hospital, Banerjee said, adding Metro Railway's and rushed there to provide logistical assistance.

The child was injured in one leg, his mother suffered splinter injury in one hand and the Metro staff was hit in his body. The injured were given first aid at the hospital and released as their injuries were not serious, she said.

"The of Kolkata Metro Ajay Vijayvargiya has ordered a high level inquiry into the incident and has assured of stern action against those found guilty," Banerjee said.

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 19:00 IST