Malappuram: In a shocking incident, a youth was shot dead at Perinthalmanna under mysterious circumstances on Sunday.
Mazil, 21, son of Kunhimuhammed at Kizhissery, succumbed to the bullet injuries at Al Shifa Hospital at Perinthalmanna in the evening. He had suffered injuries to neck and leg. He was an engineering student in Kozhikode.
The police took two of Mazil's friends into custody in connection with the incident. The police the Mazil suffered injuries by mistake while using an air gun.
He was rushed to the hospital by two people on a bike. The duo fled the scene as soon as Mazil was admitted to the hospital. It is not clear if the same people have been taken into custody.
Mazil was declared brought dead by the hospital authorities.