A 19-year-old man was arrested for shooting his uncle with a county-made revolver in Denkanikottai.

The accused Anandan got into a drunken brawl with his family on Monday evening. In its wake, he had beat up his brother.

According to the police, his uncle Krishnamoorthy (42) had intervened to restrain his nephew. In a fit of rage, Anandan picked up his unlicensed countrymade revolver and shot his uncle in his arm.

Krishnamoorthy was rushed to the hospital, while Anandan absconded. Denkanikottai police secured him later.

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