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One killed, 2 injured in celebratory firing in Uttar Pradesh

Celebratory firing claims several lives in Uttar Pradesh every year.

india Updated: Apr 03, 2017 19:58 IST
PTI, Lucknow
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Guns are a matter of pride and not just protection in Uttar Pradesh. In the picture, a family in a UP village flaunts their rifles.(HT File Photo/ Representative image)

A 32-year-old man has been killed while two others were injured in celebratory firing in a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur district, police said on Monday.

Two persons opened firing during a tilak function in Godianpurva village under Tambaur police station area late Sunday night, injuring three persons, they said.

While Ilyas succumbed to his injury, the other two were rushed to the hospital, police said.

A case has been registered and efforts are on to arrest the culprits, they added.

First Published: Apr 03, 2017 19:57 IST