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Delhi
06 Jan 2019

Delhi man fires celebratory shot, bullet kills minor son

Father kills son accidentally in celebratory firing

A 42-year-old man was arrested yesterday for allegedly shooting to death his minor son during a celebratory firing in northeast Delhi's New Usmanpur.

The accused has been identified as Yasin.

The incident comes days after a woman architect died when a former JD(U) MLA fired celebratory shots in the air during a New Year's Eve party at his farmhouse in South Delhi.

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In context

Father kills son accidentally in celebratory firing
Child was hit by the bullet on right cheek

Details

Child was hit by the bullet on right cheek

On December 31, New Usmanpur police station was informed that a person was shot in the area, police said.

Rehan (8) was hit by a bullet on his right cheek during the celebratory firing, a senior police officer said.

The child was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead, the officer said.

Subsequently, a case was also registered, he said.

Investigation

Accused father hired firearm from someone else

"During the investigation, Yasin, father of the deceased, emerged as the prime suspect," Atul Kumar Thakur, DCP (northeast), said.

The accused later confessed that he took the firearm from Ravi Kashyap (21), a resident of Loni, UP.

He fired in the air and the bullet accidentally hit his son.

Kashyap has also been arrested, police said, adding the weapon has been found.

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