Cops fire during marriage ceremony, one killed

Two cops were booked and suspended for opening fire from an AK-47 rifle that killed a man and left two people injured at a wedding ceremony.

Last Updated: Feb 14, 2011, 22:18 PM IST

Auraiya: Two cops were booked and suspended here on Monday for opening fire from an AK-47 rifle that killed a man and left two people injured at a wedding ceremony, the police said.

Constable Sahreer Singh attended the marriage function of his relative on Sunday night along with his colleague Ram Kailash and fired during the ceremony, killing Hakim Singh and injuring two others.

"Both the constables have been placed under immediate suspension. A case has also been registered against the two", Superintendent of Police Abdul Hamid said in Auraiya, some 150 km from Lucknow.
"The AK-47 rifle was issued to Sahreer Singh. While the two claim it was celebratory firing, Hakim`s family alleged the duo killed him intentionally. Investigations are on in this regard", police inspector Pravesh Rana said.

IANS