An 18-year-old Delhi University student from Narela was injured when a bullet missed its intended target and brushed past him on Tuesday night.

The victim has been identified as Ankit, a student of Swami Sradhanand College. According to the police, the incident took place near the victim’s residence. Ankit’s neighbour, Amit, had fired the bullet at the husband of a woman he was having an affair with. “Preliminary inquiries revealed the woman’s husband came to know about the affair and confronted her. A fight ensued between them and the woman confided in Amit,” said a police officer. Amit had an argument with the woman’s husband and shot one round, which hit Ankit accidently.