In Hapur a wedding turns tragic when an open fire took place, killing a man and injuring four others, including a minor. The incident that took place on Sunday witnessed armed assailants opened fire at the ceremony killing Sudheer. The victim was attending a relative’s wedding when multiple masked men entered the venue and opened fire, police said. According to them, Sudheer was allegedly the target of the attack.
Hapur Superintendent of Police Sanjiv Suman said, “We received information that there was an attack during a wedding ceremony and that one person had succumbed to injuries. Chaos ensued after the firing at the function. Three injured people are out of danger while the minor continues to be critical. The victim had appeared as a witness in a prosecution case where his testimony aided the conviction of the accused. The case had been filed in Faridabad itself. Prima-facie, it appears that the accused in this case have a connection from that court case since Sudheer was the only target. We are trying to ascertain further details".
According to the police, the wedding procession had left from Faridabad to Nangla Udayrampur in Hapur. A part of the wedding formalities were taking place inside the pandal when the gunmen entered and opened fire.
The police are yet to determine if the shooting was carried out by the accused on bail or hitmen allegedly hired by them. A family member from the bride's side Dharam Singh who was present at the occasion said: "During the 'Vidai' function, some miscreants opened fire at the groom's side. A person called Sudheer died in the incident. There must have been six to seven bullet wounds on his body."
Injured persons have been admitted to hospital and further investigation is on in the matter.
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