In alleged celebratory firing, bullet hits bride in East Delhi
New Delhi: In an alleged celebratory firing in East Delhi's Mandawali, a 19-year-old bride was shot in her own marriage function on Friday. The city police have identified the culprit who is suspected to be a known person.
Meanwhile, the victim was discharged from the hospital in the early morning after which she completed her marriage rituals. Deputy Commissioner of Police ( East) Pankaj Singh told Millennium Post that the girl identified as Pooja is stable now.
"Investigating is going on to know how she was injured in the celebratory firing. We have not found any other angle in the case," said Singh adding that identity of the accused has been established and teams have been formed to track him.
Victim's mother Jaggo Devi told Millennium Post that when the firing took place, she thought that someone bursted firecracker but after few minutes, her daughter was lying in a pool of blood. "She was about to leave the stage when bullet hit on her right side ankle," said Jaggo Devi.
Pooja's elder sister Asha said,"My husband Sushil took her to the hospital, his shirt turned red due to blood." She further added no one was allowed to do any firing during marriage function. "I heard that two firings took place within a matter of few minutes –one in the air other hit my sister. I don't know who was the accused," Asha claimed.
In the morning, Pooja came to Dharamsala to complete her marriage rituals. "She was not able to walk. Her cousin sister, aunty held her hand then Pooja completed vows of marriage," said Asha.
She further added that her sister had not slept from last two days and also tears were there in her eyes due to pain in her legs.
The groom Bharat told the media that he was about to go on the stage when the incident happened. The marriage preparation in the family was going on from last one year. The victim's father is a florist.
Police claimed that case under section 326 (Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of IPC and 25/27 Arms Act has been registered.