Six children injured in ‘celebratory’ firing during wedding in Ghaziabad

One of the injured children at a hospital in Ghaziabad on Tuesday. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya:  Six children were injured and rushed to hospitals in Ghaziabad and Meerut after they were wounded in so-called celebratory firing during a wedding Monday night at Abupur village under Niwari police station area of Ghaziabad.

They sustained injuries from splinters after the accused, identified only as Bittu, allegedly fired shots into the floor, police officials said. They added that they have arrested Bittu, the brother of the groom, Sandeep Chaudhary. Instances of celebratory firing are common in rural areas of Ghaziabad and across western Uttar Pradesh.

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