A groom was killed during celebratory firing at the wedding function in Rampur village under Neemgaon police station of Lakhimpur Kheri district on Sunday night.
A 25-year-old man, Aas Muhammad whose was marriage fixed for today, was found dead hours before the ceremony, police said.
A video of the incident shows the accused, Ramchandra, firing two shots from “his licensed gun” — when the first missed the groom, Sunil Verma, he fired another shot that hit Verma’s chest.
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Police have booked Ramchandra under section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The accused, who is said to be a close friend of the groom, is absconding, said police.
ASP Ghanshyam Chaurasi told TOI, “Prima facie it appears that the groom was killed during the celebratory firing, but police are probing other angles too.”