School boy injured in misfire

9 March 2011 07:40 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A school boy injured due to a misfire in the Valvettithurai area in Jaffna when a soldier got excited when the boy tapped the gun from behind, Jaffna Security Forces Commander Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe said. 

“He is out of danger and he is currently receiving treatment at the Jaffna General Hospital. The boy is well known to the army as we have a post there”, he said.

The soldier was handed over to the police and was released after giving a statement, Major General Hathurusinghe said. (SD)

  Comments - 9

  • TMA Wednesday, 09 March 2011 08:25 AM

    Oh! really

    DHA Wednesday, 09 March 2011 08:27 AM

    A very Dangerous toy the boy picked to play with.....

    kaputakukula Wednesday, 09 March 2011 09:44 AM

    Can the boy speak or will he speak?

    xlntgson Wednesday, 09 March 2011 09:46 AM

    Friendly fires won't hurt, huh?

    TMA Wednesday, 09 March 2011 10:10 AM

    MayB a well known annoying boy, the soldiers didn't like

    Karudan Wednesday, 09 March 2011 10:11 AM

    Who knows the truth?

    Nan Thursday, 10 March 2011 07:06 AM

    Don't these weapons have safety switches to prevent incidents just like this?

    D Wednesday, 09 March 2011 10:45 AM

    must people ALWAYS be negative on this site? pathetic.

    citizen1 Wednesday, 09 March 2011 04:11 PM

    Another bedtime story for us. Do we really seem that gullible?

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