Child dies in accidental fire in Jammu

A boy was killed in an accidental fire by his 10-year-old cousin in Basohli area of Kathua district, police said on Wednesday.

Last Updated: Jun 02, 2010, 12:42 PM IST

Jammu: A boy was killed in an accidental
fire by his 10-year-old cousin in Basohli area of Kathua
district, police said on Wednesday.

The incident occurred at village Palai in Basohli
area, about 120-kms from here, in Kathua last evening when
Sonu was fiddling with a country made gun of his father. The
gun suddenly went off hitting his 6-year-old cousin Abhi
Jamwal, who died on the spot, they said.

Jamwal had come to the house of his maternal uncle a
few days back.

Hearing the gun shot, the family rushed to the room
and found the boy in a pool of blood.

Sonu has been detained, they said, adding the gun has
also been seized.

PTI