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A 22-year-old youth died after a bullet fired accidentally from the gun of a security guard hit him on the head in a freak incident at a petrol station in Sector 79 on Tuesday night.

Police said the guard had kept his loaded gun along the wall of the petrol station in a vertical position. The safety lock of the gun was on. “When Kuldeep was pulling out his tiffin from his bag, the gun fell down and a round was fired,” said Sector 66 station house officer Manjeet Singh. 

According to relatives of the victim, Rawat was rushed to Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Eye Institute & Superspeciality Hospital, Sohana, where he was declared brought dead. The body was kept in the mortuary and would be handed over to family members after post-mortem. Mahinder Rawat, elder brother of the victim, is also an employee in the petrol pump.

 A case was registered under Section 304 (homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC and under Sections 30-54-59 of the Arms Act. Kuldeep Singh, a resident ofFatehgarh Sahib, was arrested.

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