Man killed in celebratory firing in UP village

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A 65-year-old man died after a bullet hit him during celebratory firing in a village here, police said on Saturday.

The deceased was identified as Khetal Jatav, a resident of Ghilaura village, they said.

Station House Officer (SHO) of Bhamora police station Vikram Singh said Ramswaroop, a resident of Ghilaura village, purchased a new tractor on Friday and was distributing sweets after completing the rituals.

During the celebration, another villager, Shanu Thakur, fired from his country-made pistol and one of the bullets hit Jatav, killing him on the spot, the SHO said.

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Four people, including two women, have been detained for questioning in connection with the incident, the police said.

The body has been sent for a post-mortem examination, they said.


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