Uttar Pradesh: 14-year-old shot dead accidentally at religious event

A minor boy was shot dead accidentally around midnight during a religious event in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 19 Nov 2018 4:24 AM GMT

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Etah: A minor boy was shot dead accidentally around midnight during a religious event in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh.

The kid was a part of the crowd who gathered to hear 'Bhagwat Katha'.

He lost his life at spot after being hit by a bullet that was apparently shot to ‘kill’ Kans in the act being enacted on the stage.

Senior police officials rushed to the crime scene at the Bhaddiya Math village. He was immediately taken to the nearby hospital where doctors declared him dead.

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According to the official, it had been decided that the dummy of Kans hanging on a tree near the temple – venue of he congregation, would be shot and killed. The 14-year-old Pradeep who was watching the show was however shot in the chest in the firing that ensued.

additional superintendent of police (ASP), Sanjay Kumar, informed that a probe has been ordered and the body has been sent for post-mortem.

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It is to be mentioned that every year, many people lost their lives during celebratory firing during wedding or other events. There is also a ban on such firings but its implementation in the sdtte is poor.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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