New Delhi: A 12-year-old boy was shot dead by a drunk Delhi Police constable at a marriage ceremony in the capital, police said Monday. He was thrashed by the boy`s relatives and then arrested.
The shocking incident took place around 11.15 pm Sunday at Dhaka village in north Delhi`s Mukherjee Nagar area.
Tarun Chauhan, a Class 7 student in a government school, received a bullet in his chest when the policeman, Jai Baba, 35, indulged in "celebratory fire" on the dance floor.
The bleeding boy was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Jai Baba, a constable with Crime Branch, has been arrested.
According to bride`s family members, a cousin of the bride had invited the policeman to creat ruckus at the ceremony.
"After consuming alcohol, Baba took out his revolver and fired two shots in the air. He then fired a straight shot. It pierced the boy`s chest, who was also dancing on the stage," said the official.
The enraged kin of the victim beat up the policeman and handed him over to police, said the official.