Girl dies in celebratory firing in UP

A six-year-old girl was killed in a celebratory firing at a wedding in Khairighat area of Bahraich district in UP. The shot was allegedly fired by a local BSP leader in a drunken state

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: June 20, 2012 12:37 am

A six-year-old girl was killed in a celebratory firing at a wedding in Khairighat area of Bahraich district in UP. The shot was allegedly fired by a local BSP leader in a drunken state Monday night.

Bahraich Additional SP Vijay Yadav said a case of murder has been registered against the accused,but he is yet to be traced.

Men from the wedding party entered in an altercation following the girl’s death,but the police pacified them. Yadav said the incident took place at Pathakpurwa locality around 12.30 am when Pradeep Gautam,a BSP leader of Ramgaon area,fired with his licensed revolver while dancing in an inebriated state,killing the girl.

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