Last Blessing Turns Fatal
[Via – Indian Express]
His wedding over, Pankaj Kishore Karotia, 24, was all set to leave his in-laws’ house in Noida’s Sector-10 on Thursday morning. His newlywed wife was waiting for him in the car, and Karotia, a resident of Amritpur village in Aligarh district, came for one last blessing from his father-in-law, Vijay Singh.
Karotia’s uncle Rajkumar was standing next to him. An employee of the Delhi Jal Board, Rajkumar drew out his licensed pistol and thought he would fire a final celebratory shot in the air. He was loading bullets in the pistol when it went off accidentally.
It left Karotia dead.
Rajkumar has been arrested, the Noida police said.
The groom’s father, Kishore Karoatia, a landowner and farmer in his Aligarh village, said: “The relatives left after the wedding ceremony was over and only a few of us were left to escort the groom and bride back to our house. Pankaj’s uncle Rajkumar was also with us.