Mangaluru, Oct 5: A teenage boy accidentally received bullet wounds when his father opened fire at an employee following a heated exchange of words near Morgan’s Gate in Mangaluru.
Sudheendra, 14, who is a Class 10, student, was rushed to hospital after the incident. His condition is said to be critical as bullet hit his head.
The accused is Sudheendra’s father Rajesh, who is the proprietor of Vaishnavi Express Cargo firm.
The incident took place near the office of the cargo firm when one of the employees of the firm came there to demand salary.
It is learnt that a verbal spat erupted between the employer and the employee. In a fit of rage, the employer took out his revolver and opened fire. The bullet accidentally hit the head of his son.
A tense atmosphere prevailed in the area for sometime after local residents heard the sound of firing. Local police rushed to the spot.