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Two boys hurt during celebratory firing by inebriated persons in dry Bihar

The firing incident took place during a dance programme organised at a post-wedding reception in Rohtas district of Bihar. Police have by registered FIR against four persons.

india Updated: Jun 04, 2017 13:02 IST
Prasun K Mishra
Satyam Raj, who was injured in the celebratory firing in Rohtas district of Bihar.
Satyam Raj, who was injured in the celebratory firing in Rohtas district of Bihar.(HT photo)

SASARAM:Two teenaged boys were seriously injured after being hit by bullets during celebratory firing at a post-wedding reception in Bihar’s Rohtas district.

The incident occurred late Tuesday night when some youths, allegedly in inebriated condition, fired during a dance programme organised to celebrate the wedding at Dhanpurawa village in Sasaram Mufassil police station area of the district, 137 km south west of Patna.

The injured boys, Satyam Raj, 16, and Golu Kumar, 17, were first taken to the government hospital at Sasaram, which referred them to Varanasi, about 136 km away, in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh.

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Police have registered an FIR against Butan Sonkar, who had organised the dance programme to celebrate his son’s wedding, and three others. Raids were on to arrest them, Sasaram Mufassil police station SHO Jag Niwas Singh said.

The injured Golu Kumar. (HT photo)

This is the fourth such incident in the district and third in Mufassil police station area since January this year.

On April 5 night, a 19-year-old dancer from Chhattisgarh, Chandani Kumari, was killed when some villagers opened fire during Chaiti, a programme based on semi-classical music and performed in the Hindu calendar month of Chaitra, at Ghorwaksh village in Dinara police station area. The assailants were reportedly under the influence of liquor.

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A youth had been critically injured in firing allegedly by some drunk persons, at Amaratalab in Sasaram Mufassil area in the last week of April.

On January 30, another dancer Naina Kumari,20, was shot dead in celebratory firing by inebriated persons during tilak, a pre-marriage ritual, at Ugar Bigaha village in Sasaram Mufassil police station area.

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Rohtas superintendent of police Manavjeet Singh Dhillon did not respond to HT’s calls. He, however, texted, saying “Law takes its own course when such incidents are reported.”

Bihar became a dry state on April 5, 2016. Under the state’s prohibition law, consuming, keeping or dealing in liquor is an offence, which attracts imprisonment up to 10 years.