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Friend killed in groom’s firing in Uttar Pradesh; video goes viral

Sonbhadra: Wedding celebration turned into a tragic incident in Uttar Pradesh after a friend was killed in groom’s celebratory firing. The incident occurred in the Brahmnagar area of Sonbhadra district. During the wedding procession, the groom Manish Madheshia opened fire and the bullet hit his friend Babu Lal Yadav, an Army jawan. Unfortunately the gun used by the groom belonged to the deceased Yadav himself.

The video has gone viral on social media. In the footage, the groom was seen on a chariot with those part of the wedding procession standing around him. The groom was firing as part of celebrations during which a bullet hit his friend. Yadav was rushed to the hospital but died during treatment.

On the complaint by victim’s parents an FIR has been registered and the groom has been arrested. The gun used for the firing has also been seized. It must be noted that celebratory firing at public gatherings, including at weddings and shrines, even with a licensed gun is a criminal offence in India.

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