Gujarat: Woman injured in celebratory firing dies in Bhavnagar

The incident occurred when the 20-year-old went to the terrace to watch the wedding function.

By: PTI | Ahmedabad | Published:December 8, 2016 10:01 pm

A 20-year-old woman who was seriously injured in celebratory firing during a wedding at Pipardi village in Botad district a couple of days ago, died at a hospital in Bhavnagar, police said.

Bhuri Mithapara (20) was rushed to Sir Takhtasinhji Hospital in Bhavnagar after a bullet hit her on forehead when she was watching the wedding at neighbour’s place from the terrace of her house on December 6.

“Bhuri succumbed to injuries late last night. We will now add section 304 of IPC in the FIR against the unidentified person for causing death of the girl through negligent act,” said Police Sub-Inspector Y B Rana.

The incident occurred when Bhuri went to the terrace to watch the function. As the groom’s procession arrived, someone fired a round in the air to celebrate the moment. However, the bullet hit Bhuri on her forehead.

According to Rana, the person who fired the bullet is yet to be identified.

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