Groom's Father Dies In Celebratory Firing At Wedding In Madhya Pradesh

29/03/2016 5:38 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

In a shocking incident, a man was killed in celebratory firing on his son’s wedding in Jandla village near Badnagar town.

The incident took place on Saturday, said police.

Mansoor Patel died on the spot after being hit by a bullet fired by members of the marriage party, an official posted at Badnagar Police station said.

Soon after the incident the atmosphere turned gloomy in the village.

Patel hailed from Baloda Bujurg village in adjoining Dhar district, police said.

A case under Section 304 of IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) was registered and further investigation was on, he added.

This wasn't, however, the first of such incident during wedding celebrations.

Recently, in March, two such incidents took place in Meerut and Baghpat areas of Uttar Pradesh in which a 16-year-old girl was wounded and another man was killed respectively.

An eight-year-old boy also lost his life in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh in February this year where Samajwadi Party workers were celebrating victory of their candidate in a local poll.

(With inputs from PTI)

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