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Boy killed in celebratory fire during wedding in Rajasthan

A case under section 302 (murder) of the IPC has been registered.

jaipur Updated: Feb 07, 2018 21:51 IST
HT Correspondent
The 12-year-old victim is a class 6 student.
The 12-year-old victim is a class 6 student. (Shutterstock Image/Representative image)

A 12-year-old boy was killed in celebratory fire during a pre-wedding ceremony in Bharatpur, police said on Wednesday.

The boy’s uncle, Omprakash Singh, registered a complaint in the incident at the Nadbai police station on Tuesday evening.

“A case under section 302 (murder) of the IPC has been registered. We are gathering footage from the people hired to video graph the ceremony to identify the man,” said Arun Chaudhary, the Nadbai station house officer.

Omprakash Singh said that on Tuesday, he, along with his nephew Shiv, had gone to attend a pre-wedding ceremony at Luhasa village, where the family and relatives of a would-be bride had come from Bar Ka Nagla village in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh.

“A member from the bride’s side opened fire from his single-barrel gun, killing my nephew,” he alleged.

The visitors from Mathura fled after the freak accident, the police said. The boy was rushed to hospital, but was declared dead on arrival, the police added. The body was handed over the family after post-mortem on Wednesday.

Shiv studied in Class 6 student at Sendoli village. His father Yogendra Singh works outside Bharatpur. His mother was not told about the casualty till late on Tuesday evening, the police said.

Shiv grandfather, Bhajan Singh said that he was the only child of his parents. “He bought new clothes on Monday for the ceremony,” he added.

The wedding is scheduled for Thursday.