A 12-year-old boy was seriously injured after he was hit by a bullet at a marriage function here in this Punjab town, police said on Monday.
The incident occurred on Sunday night.
According to the police the victim was identified as Deepak Kumar, a resident of Gaunspura village here. At the time of the incident he was collecting money scattered on the dance floor.
Kumar has been admitted to a private hospital in Amritsar, around 30 km from here.
“The accused is Mohan Singh, who lives in the nearby village of Vernangal. He was under the influence of alcohol and was firing to celebrate the marriage of his friend,” said a police official.
He added: “We have registered a case and started our investigation. The accused is absconding and we are raiding his possible hideouts in the area to nab him.”
Batala town is around 250 km from state capital Chandigarh.