Celebratory firing claims life of 8-yr-old boy, leaves another injured
Bathinda(DP Correspondent) – The craze for celebratory gun firing claimed the life of an eight-year-old boy with also leaving one more child injured during a function at Kotkapura town of Faridkot district on Saturday late night. Receiving the complaint, police arrested the accused, who happened to be a maternal uncle of the man on the pretext of whose marriage a pre-wedding function ‘ladies sangeet’ was going on where the incident took place. Police have also recovered the weapon, a .32 bore rifle, from the accused on the spot.The deceased has been identified as class III student Vikramjit Singh, resident of Anand Nagar locality in the town. Another boy, who also sustained bullet injury, was identified as Kamreen Brar, a class II student. Brar’s father is learnt to be a policeman. While Vikramjit was declared brought dead, the doctors admitted Kamreen Brar with injury at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital in Faridkot. It is learnt that Vikramjit Singh was the only child of Kulwinder Singh, a typist working at Kotkapura court complex.According to information, some of the relatives of the groom Bikram Singh, including a maternal uncle Avtar Singh, were firing shots in the air from the dance stage. Meanwhile, one of his maternal uncles Balwinder Singh who hailed from Moga also reached there and snatched the gun from Avtar and opened fire. While lodging police complaint, Vikramjit Singh Father claimed that the bullets he shot killed his son on the spot and left one more child injured there.Police booked Balwinder Singh, Avtar Singh and other unidentified people under Sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others) and different sections of the Arms Act at Kotkapura (city) police station. Policemen informed that the gun used in crime belonged to the accused Avtar Singh.
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