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Gujarat: Woman shot in celebratory firing during wedding dies

india Updated: Dec 08, 2016 23:18 IST

A 20-year-old woman died after being shot during celebratory firing in Gujarat.(Shutterstock/Representative image)

A 20-year-old woman who was seriously injured in celebratory firing during a wedding at Pipardi village in Botad district on Tuesday, died at a hospital in Bhavnagar, police said.

Bhuri Mithapara (20) was rushed to Sir Takhtasinhji Hospital in Bhavnagar after a bullet hit her on the forehead when she was watching the wedding at a neighbour’s place from the terrace of her house on December 6.

“Bhuri succumbed to injuries late last night. We will now add section 304 of IPC in the FIR against the unidentified person for causing death of the girl through negligent act,” said police sub-inspector YB Rana.

The incident occurred when Bhuri went to the terrace to watch the function. As the groom’s procession arrived, someone fired a round in the air while celebrating. However, the bullet hit Bhuri on her forehead.

According to Rana, the person who fired the bullet is yet to be identified.