8-yr-old dies in celebratory firing
Faridkot: Eight-year-old Bikramjeet Singh Matharu was killed and another boy injured in celebratory firing at a wedding in Kotkapura today. Two uncles of the groom have been booked under Sections 304 and 336 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder and endangering lives) and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act.
A bullet pierced the victim’s back and abdomen and he died on the spot. Tamreen Singh, 9, standing next to him, was injured. The boys were rushed to the Kotkapura Civil Hospital where Bikramjeet was declared “brought dead”.