Environment Minister Siva. V. Meyyanathan on Sunday visited the Thanjavur Medical College Hospital to determine the condition of the 11-year-old boy undergoing treatment after being hit by a stray bullet on his head near a firing range at Pasumalaipatti in Pudukottai district recently.

The Minister, who was apprised of the health condition of the boy by doctors, later told reporters that the boy was being given advanced treatment as per the Chief Minister’s direction. The firing range had been closed temporarily, he said, adding that steps would be taken to close it permanently.

Thanjavur Collector Dinesh Ponraj Oliver, Gandarvakottai MLA M. Chinnadurai, Tiruvaiyar MLA Durai Chandrasekaran and others accompanied the Minister.

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