Retired ISRO officer shot at by four year old boy:


Govindappa,a retired ISRO officer, escaped death by literally an inch when a four-year-old misfired at him.


The incident happened on Monday morning when he was reading the newspaper at his friend's place.


Govindappa had come to meet Muniraju, a former corporator and BMP leader. Muniraju was not available at that time, Govindappa was flipping the pages of the newspaper while waiting for him. 


Suddenly, he heard a loud bang and before he could realise what had happened, the blood started to spill from his neck.


As he looked around, Panduranga, a four-year-old old child ran away from him with a revolver. Meanwhile, Muniraju who incidentally, was the owner of the revolver, came back, saw Govindappa and took him to the nearby hospital.



The hospital authorities say he hasn’t suffered serious injury and that the bullet has passed through from the side of his neck.


A case has been registered against Muniraju at Peenya station for negligence under IPC section 388 and also under arms act.


Muniraju in his clarification to the police said that he has owned a revolver for the last 12 years and never used it.


On Monday morning, he had gone out and as soon as he came home, forgot to keep the gun in a safe place and went to bathroom.


"During that time, the boy took it and it fell down from his hands and accidentally fired at my friend, " he said.


Meanwhile, TR Suresh, DCP North Division, who directed the jurisdictional police to register a case told the police to cancel Muniraju’s gun licence and seize the gun.