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Minor killed in celebratory firing in Bihar’s Samastipur: Police

ByBishnu K Jha
May 18, 2023 02:48 PM IST

A 17-year-old boy was killed in celebratory firing at a wedding in Bihar's Samastipur. Police have launched an investigation into the incident.

A 17-year-old boy was killed in a celebratory firing at a wedding in Bihar’s Samastipur, police said on Thursday.

 (Representative Photo)
(Representative Photo)

Police said that the incident took place on Wednesday at Chaita Pashchimi village.

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According to Dharmendra Kumar, an eyewitness, the incident took place soon after the jaimaal (garlanding) ceremony.

“The deceased was a friend of my brother’s son. As soon as the bride touched the feet of the bridegroom soon after the jaimaal ceremony, a person shot at him and fled,” Dharmendra said. However, according to a police officer, the victim was killed in celebratory firing, adding that an investigation into the incident has been launched.

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Police have identified the victim as Aman Kumar, a native of Bishnupur Bathua village. .

The body of the deceased victim has been to Samastipur Sadar Hospital for post-mortem, said the officer.

Angarghat station house officer was not available for comments. Samastipur superintendent of police Vinay Tiwary also didn’t respond to repeated calls.

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