Gandhinagar, Gujarat: A routine walk through a farm near Gandhinagar took a shocking turn for a 19-year-old woman when what she mistook for a stray piece of gravel lodged in her ankle turned out to be a bullet.
Roshni Thakor, a first-year BA student from Vadodara village, felt a sudden and sharp pain in her ankle while returning home from visiting her aunt on Saturday morning. Rushed to a nearby primary health center, she was advised to get an X-ray, which revealed the unexpected – a bullet embedded in her leg.
“The doctor at the clinic said he would need to cut open the wound to remove the gravel,” Roshni recounted in the police complaint. “But as he made the incision, a bullet came out instead.”
The discovery sent ripples through the quiet village. Dabhoda police sub-inspector MS Rana initially suspected the bullet might have originated from a nearby farmhouse, but after investigation, that theory was ruled out. “The distance and nature of the injury suggest the bullet was fired from much further, around 500 meters,” Rana explained. “At closer range, it would have pierced through the ankle.”
The bullet, believed to be of .22mm caliber, has been sent for forensic examination. Police have registered a complaint against an unknown person under charges of attempted culpable homicide, Arms Act violations, and the Gujarat Police Act.
This bizarre incident has left Roshni shaken and the community concerned. With the source of the shot still unknown, authorities are working to piece together the puzzle and ensure the safety of the residents.