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Celebratory firing: Woman succumbs to injuries; Ex-MLA, his driver arrested

Celebratory firing:  Woman succumbs to injuries; Ex-MLA, his driver arrested
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New Delhi: A woman, who was wounded in celebratory firing during a New Year's Eve party at former Bihar MLA Raju Singh's farm house here, succumbed to injuries even as the ex-legislator and his driver were arrested Thursday, police said.

A hospital source said Archana Gupta succumbed to injuries on Thursday. Police have now added IPC Section 302, which pertains to punishment for murder, and punishable with a maximum term of life imprisonment or death sentence, to the FIR, police said. A pistol and a rifle were seized from the car in which Raju Singh fled from the spot after the incident, Special Commissioner of Police, Law and Order (South), R P Upadhyay said.

"We have arrested Raju Singh and Hari Singh in connection with the incident. They will be produced in a city court later in the day. Police will seek their remand for seven days," he said.

Upadhyay said the woman who was injured during the incident succumbed to injuries. See P3

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