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Eight-year-old boy dies in celebratory gunfire at wedding

An eight-year-old boy died on Saturday of injuries he suffered due to a gunshot that was fired at a wedding function in the city on Friday.

punjab Updated: Feb 06, 2016 22:37 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Eight-year-old,Boy dies,Ferozepur
As per information, Sonu, a resident of Kunde village in the district, had come to the city to attend the wedding at their relatives’ place. He sustained a gunshot in the head when a man fired as part of the celebration. (Representative photo)

An eight-year-old boy died on Saturday of injuries he suffered due to a gunshot that was fired at a wedding function in the city on Friday.

As per information, Sonu, a resident of Kunde village in the district, had come to the city to attend the wedding at their relatives’ place.

He sustained a gunshot in the head when a man fired as part of the celebration.

He was rushed to the local civil hospital from where he was shifted to Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot. Then he was referred to Ludhiana where he succumbed to his injuries.

The deceased’s family refused to get a first information report (FIR) registered in this connection.

The police acting under sector 174 of the Indian Penal Code got the deceased’s post-mortem done, said Ferozepur deputy superintendent of police (DSP rural) Satnam Singh.

First Published: Feb 06, 2016 22:32 IST