A woman was killed and a youth was injured in firing during celebrations at a "tilak" (engagement) ceremony in Jharkhand's Dhanbad, police said on Thursday.
The incident took place on Wednesday night and angry family members, relatives and neighbours of the woman blocked the busy Dhanbad-Sindri road when the news of her death at Patliputra Medical College and Hospital here reached her home in the colony, the police said.
When police came to the spot, they brickabatted the police and injured two policemen.
Police official R Ramkumar, who rushed to the spot, said the incident occured at around 6.30 pm on Wednesday when a person in the pre-wedding ceremony fired from his pistol and injured the 38-year-old woman, who was invited by the bride's family, and the youth in his foot.
Both of them were rushed to hospital, where the woman died during treatment, he said.
Mr Ramkumar said the video footage of the ceremony is being checked to identify who had fired.
He said members of the bride's family and relatives, including the bride's father, were detained near Dhanbad-Giridih border in Jharkhand while they were fleeing in a bus after the incident and are being interrogated.
The bride's father has denied the involvement of any member from his side had fired, the official said.