Eight-year-old killed in celebratory firing by Samajwadi Party workers in Shamli, UP

An eight-year-old boy was killed in a celebratory firing by Samajwadi Party workers at Kairana town in Shamli district, triggering protests by locals.

hidden February 08, 2016 11:06:56 IST
Eight-year-old killed in celebratory firing by Samajwadi Party workers in Shamli, UP

Muzaffarnagar: An eight-year-old boy was killed in a celebratory firing by Samajwadi Party workers at Kairana town in Shamli district, triggering protests by locals.

Eightyearold killed in celebratory firing by Samajwadi Party workers in Shamli UP

Representational image. AFP

The victim, Sami, who was passing by Kairana area in a rickshaw, was hit during the firing by SP workers yesterday, Superintendent of Police Anil Kumar Jha said.

The workers were celebrating the victory of party candidate Nafisa in the local body polls from the town, he said, adding the boy later succumbed to his injuries.

A case has been registered against five persons, including the husband of the victorious candidate under relevant sections of the IPC, police said, adding efforts are being made to arrest the absconding accused. Irate locals blocked the Khatima-Panipat Highway to protest the death of the boy.

PTI

Updated Date:

also read

Euro 2020 warm-ups: England booed by fans before beating Romania; Belgium, Netherlands also win
Sports

Euro 2020 warm-ups: England booed by fans before beating Romania; Belgium, Netherlands also win

Among other routine wins for Euro 2020 teams, the Netherlands beat Georgia 3-0 with Wout Weghorst and Ryan Gravenberch, a teenage midfielder from Ajax, getting their first international goals.

Allahabad HC grants bail to man held under Uttar Pradesh's anti-conversion ordinance
India

Allahabad HC grants bail to man held under Uttar Pradesh's anti-conversion ordinance

Despite having a relationship with the accused for four years, the victim appears to have become aware of her rights suddenly after the promulgation of the ordinance, the judge said

Uttar Pradesh relaxes curfew in all districts; weekend and night curbs to continue
India

Uttar Pradesh relaxes curfew in all districts; weekend and night curbs to continue

There will be relaxation in curfew in all districts from Wednesday, from 7 am to 7 pm, for five days as active cases have come below 600