Thane: A 20-year-old man was injured when his friend accidentally shot at him from a country-made revolver here in Maharashtra.Also Read - Minor Girl Gang-raped in Maharashtra’s Thane, 26 Arrested, Police Form SIT to Probe Matter

The group of four friends were chatting on the roadside at Kisan Nagar locality in Wagle Estate area on Tuesday night when one of them took out his revolver to show it to them, senior police inspector S M Patil said. Also Read - Giant Carcass of 40-ft-Long Whale Washes Ashore at Maharashtra's Mardes Beach, Locals Click Selfies With It

While the man was showing the gun, he allegedly pulled the trigger accidentally and shot his friend Vijay Yadav in the stomach, the official said. Also Read - Watch | BJP's Kirit Somaiya Detained at Karad Railway Station; Entry Banned in Kolhapur

Yadav was immediately rushed to a private hospital where he was undergoing treatment, Patil said.

An arrest was made of a person whose identity the police did not reveal, under IPC section 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and provisions of the Maharashtra Police Act.

An ongoing police probe in the matter is also trying to ascertain how the man got the weapon and whether he had a valid licence for it, the official said.