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Celebratory Shot Kills Groom

Gunfire has replaced firecrackers at weddings these days, it would seem. 'Celebration' shooting has claimed several lives in the past few years. The most recent incident happened on Thursday.

His newlywed wife waiting for him in the car outside her parents' home in Noida's Sector-10, Pankaj Karotia came back for one last blessing from his father-in-law.

His uncle, Rajkumar Karotia decided to fire a final celebratory shot in the air, and started to load bullets in his pistol. It went off accidentally, and a bullet hit Pankaj in the head, leaving him dead.

What sort of celebration is this, that claims the life of an innocent young man? Are we trying to ban undesirable traditional customs, only to create new even more harmful ones?


Smitha said...

That is so shocking! We certainly seem to be replacing undesirable traditions with more dangerous ones. Why would anyone think that it is fun or celebratory to shoot in the air, is beyond me.

Sandhya said...

I am not able to believe this news. How can they be so silly?

Then, they will declare that the girl is unlucky.

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

We require another fast track authority to monitor whether laws are implemented or not. Very sad.

R. Ramesh said...

all kinds of things happen..

Vinod_Sharma said...

This sort of 'celebratory firing' is pretty common in some parts of the country and among some communities. If it is any consolation, I think in parts of Pakistan too it is prevalent. Display of macho power and more, it seems. Accidents like these do happening from time to time, but are statistically too few, I believe. That, however, does not mean that it is time for people to get more civilised and channelise their energies positively.

Onkar said...

We need to learn how not to celebrate.

BK Chowla, said...

Such incidents take place,generally,where VIPs show their influence and care two hoots for the law.
There have been a number of similar cases in the last about two years in Delhi/Haryana/UP.
You may like to check the records,no one has been convicted.

Gopinath Mavinkurve said...

All our rituals at celebrations are an ugly show of money and power. Showing off is here to stay - cant hope for thoughtful celebrations anymore.

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