Tumakuru: A Class 10 student sustained serious injuries after a javelin thrown by another student struck the right side of his head at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Madhugiri Town in the district on Friday August 26.
According to sources, the victim, Indresh from Jupiter Public School in the town, was sitting with his back to the thrower at the stadium. The javelin struck Indresh when the throw went awry, causing him to collapse and fell unconscious.
He was reportedly rushed to Nimhans in Bengaluru, where doctors performed surgery and saved his life. However, it will take time for him to fully heal as some of his nerves are affected.
The students were practising while the hobli-level sports meet was taking place, and the stadium’s staff was unaware that they were picking up and throwing javelins.