A sixty-year-old man died late on Wednesday evening during a Muharram procession when he hit himself on the neck accidentally with the sword he was swinging. The incident was reported near Sogra College in Laheri police station area in Nalanda, Bihar. The deceased has been identified as Mohammad Sayum, a resident of Thawai Mohalla.
As per the report
, Syayum’s son Mohammad Feroz stated that, like every year, Sayum was swinging swords as a performer in the Muharram procession of Thawai Mohalla. Yesterday, when the procession was passing near the Sogra college area, Sayum’s sword accidentally hit his own neck, cutting an artery.
Sayum was bleeding profusely from his neck when he was rushed to the hospital. He succumbed to the injury on the way.
Mohammad Firoz, who was an eye witness, and others informed the police. Upon receiving the information, SP Nilesh Kumar, Sadar SDM Janardan Prasad Aggarwal, CO Arun Kumar Singh, station in-charge Deepak Kumar and Laheri SHO Virender Prasad reached the Sadar Hospital to inquire about the incident.
Sayum’s body was sent for post-mortem and a case has been registered by the police.