A man has died when his friend coincidentally shot him while hunting a deer in a jungle in Bhageshwor VDC in Dadeldhura district on Friday.
The deceased has been identified as Udaya Giri (48) from Rupal VDC of Dadeldhura.
A group of nine people, including him, had gone in the jungle for hunting. He died when his friend mistook him for a deer, said Police Inspector Dambar Bahadur Chandra.
Meanwhile, police nabbed other members of the team and confiscated 5 loaded guns from them from the incident site this morning.
The body has been sent to the district headquarters Bhagkhor-based Far-Western Sub-Regional Hospital for postmortem.
Further investigation is underway, police said.