Country-made pistol misfires, one injured

A man was shot in his stomach after a country-made pistol reportedly misfired when another man was having a look at it, Bopal police said.

According to police, Maulik Patel, a resident of Kolavada village in Gandhinagar district, was found unconscious near Vaishno Devi circle under Bopal police area late on Friday night.

Police said Patel was to deliver the illegal pistol to an unidentified resident of Ognaj village near Vaishno Devi circle. While Patel was handing over the weapon it reportedly misfired and the bullet pierced his stomach.

"He fell on the ground and lost his sense soon after the incident. He was taken to the hospital where he is stable now," Bopal Police Inspector A B Valan said.

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