Kozhikode | Internal bleeding from closed range bullet fire caused the death of National Cadet Corps (NCC) Cadet Dhanush Krishna in Kozhikode yesterday, post-mortem report today said.
According to the post mortem conducted at the Kozhikode Medical College, the death occurred in 15 minutes after the bullet pierced through his chest.
The ammunition had hit him as he might have handled the rifle by sitting on the floor, it noted. Sources said the bullet and the rifle will be sent for forensic examination.
Nineteen-year-old Dhanush, a plus two student of Mar Thoma Dionysius Memorial Higher Secondary School, Maloor, near Pathanapuram in Kollam Disrict, died after a bullet went off from a .22 rifle shortly after he underwent a firing practice at West Hill Barracks here yesterday.
He came here for a training camp conducted by the NCC as part of Independence Day celebrations.
The report substantiated local police investigation that bullet that went off from his gun might have caused the death.
Meanwhile, his mother Ramedevi said he was not an absent minded person to commit such a mistake and called for a detailed probe to unravel the truth.
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