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Boy critically injured in celebratory firing

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

In a case of suspected celebratory firing, a 12-year-old boy was critically injured after allegedly being hit by a bullet during a wedding procession in Rohini Saturday night, police said.

The incident took place around 9 pm in Rithala when the boy was standing in the balcony of his third-floor house to watch the wedding procession that was passing by on the street outside, they said.

Someone from the groom's side opened fire and a bullet hit the boy in his head, police said.

He was rushed to Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital by his family members, where from he was referred to a private hospital, a senior police officer said.

He is said to be critical, he added.

Police officials visited the spot and identified the suspect who fired the gun, he said.

Efforts are on to nab the man, police said, adding a case has been registered.

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First Published: Sat, April 20 2019. 23:55 IST