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Monday October 21, 2013 MYT 9:28:40 AM
by manjit kaur
Mohd Amar before the surgery to remove the bullet (below left) from his throat at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital in Ipoh.
IPOH: The bullet lodged behind 10-year-old Mohd Amar Mohd Azizi’s throat for six days has been removed.
A team of six specialists at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital spent nearly two hours extracting the stray bullet in an operation that began at about 10am yesterday.
The boy is reported to be in stable condition and is recuperating at the hospital.
A source revealed that the boy was wheeled into the operation theatre at about 8am.
The source said the boy, who was under anaesthesia, had been put under monitors, and once his condition was safe the team conducted the procedure through the throat using scopes and other equipment.
Mohd Amar’s father Mohd Azizi Abdullah, 48, said the first thing his son asked for was a glass of water when he regained consciousness after the operation.
“I am so glad that the doctors managed to conduct the operation (successfully) and that my son is in a stable condition now,” he added.
Police said the bullet would be sent for a ballistic test.
Last Monday, Mohd Amar was hit by the stray bullet from an off-duty policeman’s service revolver in Kampung Belanja Kiri, Parit, about 60km from here. The incident occurred at about 4.30pm.
The sergeant was cleaning his pistol when it went off.
The bullet was lodged between Mohd Amar’s skull and neck bone, just a centimetre from his spinal cord and arteries.
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