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By Vinershea | Jul 08, 2019 07:20 PM

In a tragic case, a groom in Patna fell to celebratory firing by close friends and died in the hospital later minute after exchanging garlands with the bride.

Groom exchanges garlands with bride, then dies in firing by friend

The incident took place in Vijapat area under Shahpur police station area limits on Sunday night. Police say that, the groom’s brother also suffered injuries and is battling for his life in a hospital.

As per Hindustan Times report, the wedding of Satyendra Kumar, who hails from Harsahamchak village under Akhilpur police station area, was to take place on Sunday. The marriage procession reached the bride’s house around 10:00 pm and as per ritual, the bride and groom exchanged garlands at the house of Bhuletan Rai, the bride’s father, at around 11:00 pm.

Soon after the garlanding ritual got over, the bride, along with other women members, went inside the house, while the groom’s friends took to the stage and began dancing. One of the men pulled out a firearm and indulged in celebratory firing. Three bullets got misfired. As he tried to clear the bullets stuck in the barrel of the country made pistol, they accidentally hit the groom. The bullet splinters also hit his brother identified as Guddu, Hindustan Times further reported.

According to the police, the locals at the wedding picked up the critically injured groom and his brother and rushed them to a private nursing home in Danapur. The groom, Kumar died at the nursing home Monday morning at 6:00 am.

The police said they were investigating the case and trying to get the video recording of the incident. The police have also registered an FIR in this connection. Meanwhile, Danapur ASP Ashok Mishra said that they haven’t been able to identify who the culprit was so far.

"Someone in the procession and the groom’s friend has resorted to the celebratory firing and he is absconding. A case has been registered and statements of the injured were being taken. Forensic team also visited the spot,” Mishra said Monday forenoon.