Cochin: A 55-year-old man shot himself to death after accidentally shooting his son while cleaning a gun at his home on Sunday morning.
The incident took place at Kavungal House in Ayyampuzha near Angamally.
Mathew, working as a security guard in a bank, shot himself believing that he had fatally shot his 20-year- old son Manu Mathew. Manu, now undergoing treatment in a private hospital, stated that he was hit by the bullet accidently while his father was cleaning the gun in the morning. On hearing the sound, his neighbours took him to a hospital leaving his father behind in the house.
Mathew is survived by his wife Rosily and a daughter in Class XII. The condition of Manu is stable as he had suffered only a minor injury.
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