Boy, 9, Shot Dead In Celebratory Firing By Samajwadi Party Workers

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Samajwadi Party workers were reportedly celebrating the victory of a candidate in local body elections when the incident occurred.


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Highlights

  1. Alleged celebratory firing by Samajwadi Party workers kills 9-year old
  2. Boy shot in the chest while passing on a rickshaw with his mother
  3. A video shows men, allegedly SP workers, firing shots; no arrests so far
A nine-year-old boy was shot dead in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday when workers of the ruling Samajwadi Party were allegedly firing shots in the air to celebrate a local election victory.

The police were allegedly present when a large crowd of Samajwadi Party workers fired shots for around half an hour in the Shamli district.

The boy, Harsh, was passing on a rickshaw with his mother when he was shot in the chest.

He was taken to the hospital, where he died.

Harsh's relatives took his body and sat in protest on a highway, blocking traffic for hours in that part of western Uttar Pradesh.

Three people have been detained and investigation is underway, Superintendent of Police Vijay Bhushan today said.

A video of the firing shows men, allegedly Samajwadi workers, walking on the road with rifles, firing shots, clapping and dancing, facing no restrictions.


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