Indian Air Force (IAF) Air Vice Chief Air Marshal SB Deo was rushed to a military hospital on Wednesday after he accidentally shot himself in the thigh, India Today reported.
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IAF sources told India Today the air marshal was immediately taken to a hospital after. The incident transpired as the IAF man placing his pistol on a table upon returning from work. His condition is said to be stable.
Airforce Vice Chief & #Pathankotoperation Hero Air Marshal SB Deo suffered an accidental minor bullet bruise injury while he was keeping his pistol aside after retiring from office. discharged from hospital soon. @IAF_MCC pic.twitter.com/URmYrRoloF— Manjeet Negi (@manjeetnegilive) September 26, 2018
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Deo took charge as IAF vice chief in January, 2017. The force is yet to comment on the incident.
This story originally appeared in India Today.
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