NRI groom dies in celebratory firing in Haryana

NRI groom dies in celebratory firing in Haryana

An NRI groom died after being hit by a bullet during celebratory firing at his wedding function in Gulha town in Kaithal district of Haryana, police said on Sunday.

The celebrations turned tragic as the groom, said to be in his mid 30s, was declared brought dead at a hospital in Patiala.

The incident took place on Saturday night, said investigating officer Sumer Singh of Kaithal police.

"Vikram, an NRI based in Switzerland, was hit by a bullet fired during wedding celebrations. Preliminary probe showed that a close relative of the groom was firing shots in the air while everyone around was dancing. Someone accidentally brushed against the relative, resulting in the misfire," the officer said.

A case has been registered, police said.

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