Boy, 9, dodges stray bullet that hits pregnant mum

Boy, 9, dodges stray bullet that hits pregnant mum

MALAYSIA - A Malaysian man moved his son's bed away from the wall, and it probably saved the boy's life.

A stray bullet hit their home at Sungai Ular, Kuantan, on Thursday.

It hit the left foot of Ms Kariah Mat Khalid, the mother of nine-year-old Danial Izaidi Noor Aswadi. Ms Kariah, 36, is four months pregnant, the New Straits Times reported.

Said Mr Noor Aswadi Mat Ali, 46: "Luckily, I relocated his bed nearer to our bed. If not, Danial might have been hit by the bullet."

Meanwhile, the doctors assured Ms Kariah that the injury would not harm the baby.

When it happened, she said her three daughters were sleeping in another room and her husband was not at home.

She was woken up by a sound and saw bloodstains on the bedsheet. Then she realised she was bleeding from her left sole. She quickly telephoned her husband, who rushed home and took her to hospital.

Mr Aswadi denied claims that he is a gang leader and said the stray bullet may have been shot by wild boar hunters, as the area is popular with hunters.

Aswadi also found a .38 bullet in their house and handed over the slug to police.

He believed that the stray bullet could have been shot by wild boar hunters.

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