DOTI, Aug 4: A teenager was ‘accidentally’ shot dead in Tallo Dandaban of Adarsha rural municipality-5 last night when a local man reportedly fired mistaking him as a wild animal.
The deceased has been identified as Tapesh Luhar, 19 of the same village.
Junge Bhul, 50 of the same village fired a home-made pistol at around 10:45 pm thinking it was some wild animal, but the bullet accidentally killed Luhar, according to police preliminary investigation.
While interrogated by police, Bhul stated that he ‘accidentally’ killed Luhar when he fired thinking it was a deer.
Luhar, who sustained bullet injuries to his head, had died on the spot.
Bhul has been arrested along with the weapon used in the incident. An investigation is underway, said DSP Lal Bahadur Dhami.