A local Youth Congress leader was killed in an alleged incident of celebratory firing during a marriage function, police said today.
The deceased identified as Abhishek Dubey (31) was the general secretary of the local unit of Youth Congress and research scholar at Dr Hari Singh Gour Central University.
The incident occurred last night when a bullet, allegedly fired by one of the revellers, hit Dubey in his chest.
According to police, a case of murder was registered against revellers Dr PS Thakur and Martand Singh in this regard following a complaint by Anup, brother of the deceased.
The mishap occurred when Thakur was trying to find out the cause behind one of the bullets getting stuck in his revolver after he fired multiple shots in air, police said.
Dubey was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. Police said the accused are absconding along with the weapon and a search is on to trace them.