Archer Rajni Patro's brother killed after being struck by lightning

An International woman archer of Jharkhand, Rajni Patro's elder brother, Ratanjay Patro was killed after he was struck by lightning at Kiriburu in West Singhbhum district, police said today.

PTI| Updated: Aug 27, 2015, 23:19 PM IST

Jamshedpur: An International woman archer of Jharkhand, Rajni Patro's elder brother, Ratanjay Patro was killed after he was struck by lightning at Kiriburu in West Singhbhum district, police said today.

The 21-year-old Ratanjay was near his home in Kiriburu township and took shelter under a tree when the thunderbolt struck the area and suffered injuries in the afternoon yesterday.

He was immediately rushed to the nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, police officials said.

Ratanjay was the elder brother of compound archer, Rajni, who recently returned after winning an individual silver medal at the Asian Archery Taipei Open Tournament held early this month.

She also won the gold medal in the team event and silver medal in the mixed event of 2014 National Junior championship.