Woman critically injured as loaded firearm goes off

A woman sustained serious injuries after she accidentally stepped on a loaded muzzle-loader planted by a local in his farm to kill porcupine at Mujhung, Rainadevi Chhahara rural municipality-6 in Palpa district.

Twenty-four-year-old Cheena Budhathoki of Chheukhan, Mujhung was critically injured after she accidentally happened to step on the loaded gun planted by one Tul Bahadur Budhathoki, Chief of the Area Police Office, Mujhung, Resham Raj GC said.

Cheena has been taken to the B&B Hospital in Kathmandu for treatment as she could not be treated in Palpa.

Police have arrested Budhathoki and sent him to the District Police Office, Palpa for action. He will be charged for using the illegal weapon. Shrapnel from the loaded gun injured Cheena as she stepped on it, police said.



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