A man who accidentally shot his own leg while working in his garden in Bihar’s Patna district has died.

The 26-year-old man was in his home with his wife when he accidentally discharged a firearm at 3.15am, a police officer said.

The man was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The incident happened in a garden area of his house in a village called Bhanwarpur in the district.

Police said the man had been working on a new plot of land when he came across a dead tree and accidentally shot at the tree.