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.
Such sad news Kanaka Prasad Garu. I have a personal experience. I mean very personal, experience. About ten years back , Anil my engineering roommate got married . The very next day he went out to enjoy some Hyderabadi tea on a scooter. He got hit by a tractor. Needless to say what happened next. What bothers me is Anil came to the US after being incommunicado for about five years. I got his number.The very first time I called him I came to know that he was going back to India (the same day) for his marriage. We planned on meeting each other once he comes back with his new wife. I was living in Jersey at the time and he was in DC area. I waited for a month to hear from him. Then comes the news from a friend in Dubai that Anil got married and .. next morning. The thing shook me about six months.