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Electrician injured after ‘uninvited guests’ at Delhi wedding fire in the air

Police said the miscreants allegedly ransacked and vandalised the venue after they were asked to leave.

delhi Updated: Mar 20, 2019 09:16 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Police said the attackers were four local labourers who entered the wedding venue in search of coffee but the organisers suspected them to be thieves. (HT File/ Representative Photo )

A few uninvited ‘guests’ allegedly shot an electrician in his hand and beat up the bride’s cousin with sticks after they were asked to leave a banquet hall in north-east Delhi’s Welcome on Tuesday night.

Atul Kumar Thakur, deputy commissioner of police (northeast), said the attackers were four local labourers who entered the venue in search of coffee but the organisers suspected them to be thieves. An argument between the family hosting the wedding and the group ensued and they were told to leave. The miscreants allegedly ransacked and vandalised the venue.

“When I protested, they thrashed me with a stick. One of them fired in the air,” Irshad, the bride’s brother said. A bullet hit the hand of 18-year-old Aamir, an electrician after which they fled the spot. Their alleged leader Shariq, was arrested later while others remain at large.

The DCP said the suspects were booked for causing hurt, causing grievous injuries by using dangerous weapons and endangering others’ lives.

The incident happened around 10 pm at a banquet hall in Lakdi Market. Irshad, a tailor, said his family was preparing to welcome the ‘baraat’ for his sister’s wedding when they saw Shariq at the venue.

According to the DCP, four men had came looking for coffee. “They came looking for coffee but couldn’t find the dispensing machine when the hosts confronted them,” the DCP said.

An argument ensued and Shariq and the rest were told to go away. “They left the spot and threatened to return in sometime. A few minutes later, they came back with sticks. One was wielding a pistol,” said Irshad.

The miscreants allegedly ransacked the venue and vandalised the decors. “When I protested, they thrashed me with a stick. One of them fired in the air,” Irshad said.

Irshad and Aamir were rushed to Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital. “At the hospital, I noticed Shariq seeking treatment and alerted the police. He was caught right there,” said Irshad.

First Published: Mar 20, 2019 09:15 IST