Groom's elder brother shot dead during pre-marriage bash

Groom's elder brother shot dead during pre-marriage bash

A 26-year-old man was shot dead, while two persons including his father sustained bullet injuries caught in a crossfire, when two groups clashed over a minor issue during a pre-marriage party at Jahangirpuri in north-west Delhi. 

The deceased has been identified as Sajan, the elder brother of the groom, Sajid, 25. Their father Dilshad sustained a bullet injury on his chest, while Sahibul, 25, who allegedly opened fire on them, also sustained a bullet injury on his arm.

Sajid, a resident of H-block in Jahangirpuri, was scheduled to get married on Sunday, but things were fated otherwise.

Twist of fate

According to a senior police official, Sajan’s family had organised a party outside their home on Saturday night. 

But, things turned ugly when Sahibul's family in the neighbourhood objected to playing loud speakers.

“The incident took place at around 11.45 pm when Sahibul along with his brothers Habibul and Kochi came outside Sajan’s house and asked his family to stop the party as it was late. But they refused to do so,” the official said.

“This infuriated Sahibul and his brothers, who got into a heated argument with Sajan’s family. “The situation went out of control and both the parties pointed country-made pistols at one another. On the spur of the moment, they opened firing at one another,” he added.

After a PCR call, the police rushed to the spot and took all the injured to a nearby hospital, where Sajan was declared brought dead. 

Dilshad and Sahibul were later referred to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital in Daryaganj, where their condition is said to be stable.

Sahibul’s brothers Habibul and Kochi were later arrested after a case was filed by Sajan’s family. Sahibul will be arrested after he is discharged from hospital. 

They face charges under sections 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code.