Gun misfires, 55-year-old man dies in Vitla

7:04 PM, Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Budda NayakMangaluru : Bullet from a double-barrel gun led to the death of 55-year-old resident of Vitla, who had gone for hunting on Tuesday night.

According to a complaint filed with the Vitla police, 55-year-old Budda Nayak’s son Shashidhar said that his father had accompanied Satish, Sundara and Chidananda, who are his neighbours, for hunting in Punacha village near Vitla. Mr. Shashidhar said that while they were walking to a private property in Punacha, there was contact with the gun, which fired at Budda. This bullet hit his father and he died while being brought to the hospital, Mr. Shashidhar has told police.

Assistant Superintendent of Police C.B. Ryshyanth, who is investigating the case, said that the police have registered a case under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code against persons, who are yet to be identified.

They are yet to identify as to who was carrying the fire arm and whether it was a misfire. Mr. Ryshyanth said they have also registered a case under Sections 35 and 47 of the Arms Act and also under the provisions of Scheduled and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

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