Celebratory firing at marriage and related functions in different parts of Madhya Pradesh during last 48 hours killed an eight-year-old boy and critically injured six others, including a would-be groom.
An 8-year-old boy identified as Ajay died on spot after being hit by bullets fired by would be groom’s elder brother in Sirsi village in Amayan area of Bhind district on Sunday late night. The firing also critically hurt a seven-year-old boy.
According to Bhind additional SP Amrit Meena, the incident happened during the engagement ceremony of one Rai Singh. To celebrate the occasion, the would-be groom’s brother Narendra Singh repeatedly fired from a country made pistol. While one of the bullets killed Ajay, the other boy Monu sustained serious injuries.
While Monu has been referred to a hospital in Gwalior, where he continues to be critical, the Bhind police have booked accused Narendra for murder and attempt to murder. The accused is yet to be arrested.
Four injured in Morena
Meanwhile, in a similar incident, celebratory firing at an engagement function in Esah village under Dimini police station area of Morena district on Sunday night, resulted in injuries to four persons, including the would be groom.
While the critically hurt would be groom Dolbi Singh Tomar (21) was referred to Agra for life-saving treatment, three others Rinku Tomar, Mansingh Tomar and priest Mata Prasad have been hospitalized in Morena.
Police have lodged a case of attempted murder against unidentified accused and are scanning video footage of the function to identify the accused.
Youth critically injured in Sagar
Earlier, on Saturday midnight celebratory firing from a single shot gun at a marriage in Surkhi area of Sagar district, critically injured a 27-year-old man Ashish Yadav, who was part of the marriage procession.
Ashish, who sustained bullet wound in the chest was first rushed to Sagar district hospital, from where doctors referred him for advanced treatment to Bhopal on Sunday night. He is still stated critical.
A case of attempt to murder has been lodged by Surkhi police against unidentified accused, who is been identified by police through scanning of video footage of the marriage, Surkhi police station in-charge Anurag Sujania told Hindustan Times on Monday.