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Chennai: 15-year-old accused of theft shot at by policeman, critical

Jan 08, 2014 04:49 PM IST India India

Chennai: A 15-year-old suffered serious injuries after he was shot at in the neck by a policeman during questioning.

The boy, Thameem Ansari, was being questioned at a Chennai police station for a theft when the service revolved belonging to an inspector went off.

Senior officers disclosed that the careless manner in which the inspector was handling the gun led to tragic incident.

The teenager is battling for his life after sustaining a serious neck wound. Police sources said that the boy had been detained in connection with a theft at a temple.