Girl dies in celebratory firing

Jun 19, 2012, 15:04 IST | Agencies

A six-year-old girl was shot dead in a celebratory firing in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, the police said.

A six-year-old girl was shot dead in celebratory firing at a wedding in Uttar Pradesh, police said today.

The incident took place Monday night in Bahraich, 130 km from here.

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The man who allegedly caused the death at his friend's wedding has been identified as Pradeep Gautam, a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader.

Local residents have alleged that the BSP leader opened fire while dancing in an inebriated condition during the ceremony.

 A police official said he fled after the firing. 

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