Ar­row pierces neck of 14-year-old archer at SAI

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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.

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