All Indian Hindu Mahasabha leader Sadhvi Deva Thakur on Friday surrendered before a local court in Karnal, Haryana after she and her associates had fired a few rounds from her revolver in the air on Tuesday leading to death of one person during a wedding ceremony. Earlier on Tuesday, a celebratory firing had led to the death of one person and injury of four others.
The police had booked Deva Thakur along with her gunmen and associates. After the incident, SP Karnal Pankaj Nain had said, “Police have booked Sadhvi Devi Thakur and her associates under Section 302 of IPC and Arms Act. Raids were conducted at several places, but the accused are absconding.”
The incident occurred at Savitri Marriage Palace in Karnal. Deva Thakur, along with six to seven persons, came to attend the ceremony. All of them were carrying arms.
Sumit Bhatia, manager of the venue, said the Sadhvi and her accomplices started firing indiscriminately during the function. “As soon as the firing started, we called the police as this is not allowed. In the meantime, the pistol of one of them got stuck. While rectifying it, a shot was fired causing injuries to those present,” he said.
The victim, Suman (50) succumbed to her injuries. Devi Thakur and the rest had fled from the spot.