A 24-year-man from Delhi was injured seriously after he was allegedly shot at during a wedding at Rajendra Park in Gurgaon late on Sunday night. Arguments over the music being played by the disc jockey (DJ) is allegedly the reason that Pankaj Kumar of Jaffarpur village in Delhi was shot at during the function.
Police said Kumar was admitted to a private hospital in Palam Vihar and he is critical. A case has been registered by the Rajendera Park police for attempt to murder, and under sections of the Arms Act.
Police said Pankaj Kumar, son of Pradeep Kumar, had come to attend the marriage ceremony of his friend’s relative in Rajendra Park, Gurgaon. While everyone was dancing to the music being played by the DJ, the sound of a gun fire jolted them and Pankaj was down bleeding. He suffered a deep wound in the stomach, police said.
After hearing the news about his son, Pradeep with his younger son Virender lodged a police complaint. Kumar has alleged that someone had intentionally shot his son in the stomach while dancing at the wedding.
Investigating officer, sub-inspector Devender, said, the condition of the victim is stable but the bullet is still inside his stomach, and the doctors will operate him on Monday evening. Pankaj’s statement will be obtained once he regains consciousness, police said.
Police have sought a video recording of the wedding from both the families. Police suspect that a quarrel over playing music or too much drinking could have led to the shooting.
Carrying firearms to a wedding is banned in Haryana. On December 5, the Haryana government had banned carrying weapons to weddings after several incidents of celebratory firing were reported. The ban has been imposed under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Firing in the air is an offence punishable by six months imprisonment.