Javelin pierces through boy's skull during school's sports day event

Published: Jan 14, 2020, 10:01 IST | PTI | Kolkata

The Class 6 student was kept under observation at the hospital after the javelin was taken out.

This image has been used for representational purposes only. (Photo: AFP)
This image has been used for representational purposes only. (Photo: AFP)

Howrah: A sports event turned into a nightmare as a student was injured when a javelin pierced his skull at Shyampur here on Monday, a police official said.

He was operated upon at the state-run SSKM Hospital in Kolkata, where he was admitted in a serious condition, sources said.

The Class 6 student was kept under observation at the hospital after the javelin was taken out, which perforated a side of his skull, the sources said.

The incident occurred at Nawda Nayanchandra Vidyapith under the Shyampur police station area during the annual sports event .

The javelin, thrown by a Class 12 student penetrated the skull of the boy, who had suddenly entered a side of the ground where the event was being held, Arunava Bajani, the headmaster of the school, said.

The injured boy was immediately taken to the Uluberia super-specialty hospital, from where he was referred to the SSKM Hospital, the Howrah district police official said.

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