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Mistaken for rabbit, 9-year-old girl shot dead by hunters in China

PTI
Published Aug 19, 2016, 5:22 pm IST
Updated Aug 19, 2016, 5:22 pm IST
The incident took place when three went hunting with a high-pressure air gun and shot the girl, surnamed Wu, playing on farmland.
The three suspects surrendered in to police on August 15 and confessed that they mistakenly shot the girl, thinking she was a rabbit. (Photo: Pixabay)
 The three suspects surrendered in to police on August 15 and confessed that they mistakenly shot the girl, thinking she was a rabbit. (Photo: Pixabay)

Beijing: A nine-year-old girl in China's Anhui province was shot dead by three hunters who mistakenly believed her to be a rabbit, police said.

The incident took place when three suspects, surnamed Zhang, Wu and Luo, all residents of Lu'an, went hunting in a pick-up truck with a high-pressure air gun and saw the girl, surnamed Wu, playing on farmland.

 

"Zhang shot the girl in the head with the gun from the pick-up truck. The men then found the 'prey' was a girl and fled. The girl's parents later took her to a hospital, but she died of serious injuries," state-run China Daily quoted police as saying.

The three suspects surrendered in to police on August 15 and confessed that they mistakenly shot the girl, thinking she was a rabbit.

The suspects were detained and the case is under further investigation.

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