A nine-year-old girl died on Sunday afternoon when she accidentally shot herself while playing with her Army officer father’s service pistol at home in the Tarsali area of Vadodara. Sonia Sundersingh was declared dead when she was taken to hospital.

Her father is Nayak in Air defense regiment of Army. Sundersinh and his wife had gone to the railway station to drop his parents who were going out of station. The couple had left the kids alone at home as they planned to return early. Shyam had locked the house from outside and given keys to the children.

He left the loaded pistol on bed. While playing with it the deceased fire the pistol and the bullet pierced her head.