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Schoolboy critical after javelin pierces skull during sports event in Bengal


Howrah, Jan 14: A sports event turned into a nightmare as a student was injured when a javelin pierced his skull at Shyampur, West Bengal 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.

Schoolboy critical after javelin pierces skull during sports event in Bengal

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-speciality hospital, from where he was referred to the SSKM Hospital, the Howrah district police official said.

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