Bhind (MP), Jun 26 (PTI) In a tragic incident, a eight-year-old boy today accidentally shot and killed his 10-year-old sister while playing with his father’s licensed pistol, police said. Also Read - Cong in Telangana demands suspension of District Collector

The incident occurred this morning, when the brother-sister duo were playing on a bed in their house in Dharmpuri area under Kotwali Police Station, said Bhind Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Rajendra Verma. Also Read - Body of fisherman who drowned off Sri Lanka arrives in TN, cremated

“The boy –Anuj– was playing with his sister in the morning. He picked up the pistol of his father Dinesh Kumar Ojha, who is a clerk in District Collector’s office, and accidentally pulled the trigger. The bullet hit his 10-year-old sister Nidhi,” Verma added. Also Read - 6 felicitated in Odisha for saving lives in boat capsize

He said the girl died on the spot. Her body was handed over to family after post-mortem.

“A case has been registered and further investigations are underway,” he added.

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