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7 hurt in celebratory firing at pre-wedding function in Jind

india Updated: May 09, 2017 13:00 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Seven guests, including three women, had to be shifted to hospital on late Sunday night after they suffered splinter injuries due to celebratory firing at a pre-wedding function in Jind. 

The police said the incident occurred at a house in Hanuman Gali during the Ladies Sangeet programme organised by the groom’s family a night before his wedding. 

During the programme, a guest allegedly fired several rounds of shots in the air, which hit the roof of the house. The family members and guests who were dancing nearby suffered bullet splinter injuries due to the firing. 

The injured were rushed to Civil Hospital in Jind, from where they were referred to Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) in Rohtak. The police said all of them were out of danger. 

Not the first case
  • November 15, 2016: Woman killed, four injured in celebratory firing by Hindu Mahasabha leader Sadhvi Deva Thakur and her associates in Karnal wedding.
  • November 28, 2016: 11-year-old girl hospitalised after bullet fired by a drunk man in celebration at wedding hits her in chest in Bhiwani’s Khera block.
  • December 3, 2016: 25-year-old dancer shot dead in celebratory firing while she was dancing at a wedding function in Bathinda.
  • December 9, 2016: Groom’s nephew hospitalised after shots fired in celebrations during ‘ghurchari’ by some guests hit him in his shoulder in Rohtak’s Sampla village.
  • December 11, 2016: Man dies of bullet injury after youths dancing on DJ fire celebratory shots in air at Sonepat wedding.
  • March 18, 2017: 12-year-old boy among four suffer splinter injuries after a man fired shots during ghurchari in Jhajjar’s Soldha village.

Jind city station house officer (SHO) Samundar Singh said they have registered a case against Manjeet, though no arrest has been made so far. “We are presently investigating the case. The accused and family members say the shots were fired accidentally. More will be clear in the investigation,” he said. 

The Haryana government had last year banned celebratory firing after a series of events in Haryana and Punjab had led to several casualties. However, the incidents of celebratory firings have been going unabated in the state.

First Published: May 09, 2017 12:56 IST