12-year-old shot during celebratory firing in Ghaziabad

A 12-year-old boy was shot during celebratory firing at a pre-wedding function in Chudiyala village, police said.

Last Updated: Feb 24, 2011, 12:12 PM IST

Ghaziabad: A 12-year-old boy was shot
during celebratory firing at a pre-wedding function in
Chudiyala village here, police said on Thursday.

Sonu received a bullet injury in the stomach when a
man indulged in celebratory firing last night, they said.

The child was rushed to a private nursing home in
Modinagar where he is undergoing treatment but his condition
is stated to be critical, Circle Officer Praveen Ranjan said.

The culprit is absconding and attempts are being made
to nab him, he said, adding that the licence of gun with which
he had fired will be cancelled.

PTI