Arrow pierces neck of 14-year-old archer at SAI
A 14-year-old archer from Sports Authority of India (Bolpur) had a close shave after an arrow pierced through the right side of her neck during a practice session on Monday morning.
Terming it “accidental”, SAI regional director MS Goindi said the arrow pierced through the collarbone of Fazila Khatun, adding that she is “out of danger” and is recovering in hospital. “A stray arrow hit her near the collarbone. Luckily, it has not pierced through the wind pipe and she is now out of danger,” Goindi said.
According to reports, a misfiring arrow from her fellow archer Jewel Shaikh hit Fazila.
In a video, Fazila is seen with the arrow pierced through the skin in the right side of her neck.
A promising recurve archer, Fazila was inducted as one of the 23 SAI trainees after a trial and district competition earlier in July.
Goindi has called for a detailed inquiry into the incident.