One killed as SP man fires at wedding (Lead)

March 20th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, March 20 (IANS) A young man was killed when a member of Uttar Pradesh’s ruling Samajwadi Party opened fire at a wedding in Auraiya district, police said Tuesday.

The assailant was identified as Suleman. The deceased was a cousin of the bridegroom. He was hit by a stray bullet in Khanpur when the marriage procession was going for the wedding.

Suleman’s pistol has been seized.

On Monday, the SP warned trigger-happy supporters after television channels showed them firing in the air while welcoming Amroha legislator Mahboob Ali, now a minister.

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