Two constables posted with the Quick Response Team (QRT) in Dahisar suffered injuries on their legs after a weapon misfired on Wednesday.
The two constables identified as Sachin Awghare and Rajesh Kumbhar were rushed to the Shatabdi Hospital in Kandivali.
The officers said that the incident took place at 2pm on Wednesday outside the QRT office in Dahisar. Awghare was on night duty outside the QRT office. At 2 pm, his reliever, constable Rajesh Kumbhar arrived and they were exchanging an AK-47 when the weapon accidentally fired one round.
“When Awghare was handing over his AK-47 gun to Kumbhar, it slipped from his hand. Awghare bent down and was about to catch the gun, when he accidentally pulled the trigger and shot one bullet,” said Brijesh Singh, additional commissioner of police (North region). The bullet scratched Awghare’s thigh and hit Kumbhar’s leg fracturing his left thigh. “The deputy commissioner of police of the zone will conduct an enquiry on the accident and submit the report to me,” said Singh,adding that statements of both the constables was recorded.
Shatabdi hospital’s medical superintendent Dr Mahesh Budhkar said, “Kumbhar was brought here with a bullet injury. The X-ray showed that there was a femur fracture. However, against medical advice, he took discharge.”
According to the hospital’s medical officer, Kumbhar took a decision to seek discharge from the casualty ward itself.
Awghare was also taken to Shatabdi where he was given preliminary medical treatment. “He too had injured his thigh. and after giving him stitches he was discharged,” said Budhkar.