A 14-year-old-shot dead in a celebratory firing: Noida

Even though it is illegal in India many such cases are reported under this obnoxious practice of celebratory firing. Indian law system marks it as illegal and one may face legal actions and cancellation of his arm licence.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 13 Dec 2018 5:21 AM GMT

A 14-year-old-shot dead in a celebratory firing: Noida
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Noida: A 14-year-old boy was killed during celebratory firing at an engagement ceremony in Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida, police said on Thursday.

The incident took place around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, when the deceased had went to attend an engagement ceremony in his locality, at Ghodi Bacheda village in Jarcha area. Where someone from the groom's side opened fire in the air to mark the occasion, but the bullet hit the boy identified as Gaurav, who died on the spot, according to the police.

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His father Jagdish has filed a complaint with the police, naming four persons including the groom, for being responsible for the death of his son.

"A complaint has been filed and we are gathering video and other evidences based on which action will be taken," police official said.

“My boy (Gaurav) had just finished eating. He was walking towards the exit of the ceremonial ground where the groom was with three of his friends, who were firing, when one of the bullets hit him,” said Gaurav’s uncle.

However, Gaurav was rushed to Kailash Hospital in Greater Noida, where he was declared brought dead.

“He was brought dead at the hospital around 5.55 p.m. He suffered bullet injuries in his neck and chest,” stated the medico-legal document of the deceased.

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Circle Officer (Dadri) Avneesh Kumar said that based on the complaint of the family, a case under Section 302 (murder) has been registered against one Satender and three others.

“The engagement ceremony was held at Jagdish’s house, where the boy was allegedly shot in his chest. An autopsy was conducted after he was declared brought dead at the hospital,” Mr. Kumar added.

Even though it is illegal in India many such cases are reported under this obnoxious practice of celebratory firing. Indian law system marks it as illegal and one may face legal actions and cancellation of his arm licence.

The firearm licences are issued for self-protection or security under the Arms Act, 1959.

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