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Kerala youth shot at in NCC firing range dies

The NCC had earlier dubbed the injury as minor, but the youth’s limbs were paralysed

Written by Shaju Philip | Updated: November 6, 2014 10:49:11 am
NCCrepresentative The cadet had sustained injuries in September. (Photo for representative purpose only)

A National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadet from Kerala, who had suffered bullet injury during a firing practice at NCC camp, died early on Thursday, sources said.

The victim, 18-year-old M. Anas died at a hospital in Bangalore. A first-year degree student from Kannur, Anas had sustained serious injuries during a firing practice held in a private college campus in Kannur in the second week of September. The bullet fired by another cadet accidentally hit his right chest.

The NCC had earlier dubbed the injury as minor, but the youth’s limbs were paralysed. Later, he was shifted to a hospital in Bangalore for expert treatment. The state government had assured all assistance for the treatment of the youth.

According to sources, Anas was clearing the remains of the previous day’s practice, when the officer in charge reportedly gave firing orders. He had not noticed Anas repairing the target.

Local police had registered a case and NCC had also begun a probe into the incident.

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