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UP: Deadly Gunfire Claims One Life, Injures Another In Malkapur

In a shooting incident in Malkapur village, Dhanaura, on Saturday night, one person was killed and another injured. The altercation that led to the shooting was a heated argument between the girl’s father and the boy’s father. The tension between the two families stemmed from the girl’s parents opposing her court marriage to Arjun, a […]

1 killed in Gunfire in UP's Malkapur
1 killed in Gunfire in UP's Malkapur

In a shooting incident in Malkapur village, Dhanaura, on Saturday night, one person was killed and another injured. The altercation that led to the shooting was a heated argument between the girl’s father and the boy’s father.

The tension between the two families stemmed from the girl’s parents opposing her court marriage to Arjun, a resident of Dhanaura. This disagreement prompted the girl’s father and four other family members to visit the boy’s residence, where the argument escalated, leading to the girl’s father opening fire. According to Kunwar Anupam, Superintendent of Police (SP) of Amroha, Arjun, son of Bijendra and a resident of Dhanaura, had married a girl from Muzaffarnagar in court.

“Arjun had a court marriage with a girl from Muzaffarnagar. However, the girl’s parents were against the marriage, which created a lot of tension between both families,” he said.

Regarding the incident, he explained that the firing was a result of a heated argument between the girl’s father and the boy’s father.

“The girl’s father and four other members came to the boy’s residence. Heated arguments between both families ensued, leading to the girl’s father opening fire,” Anupam added.

The boy’s father passed away from his injuries, while another person was wounded in the shooting.

“The boy’s father sustained injuries from the firing and died. One more person was injured, but doctors have confirmed that he is out of danger,” he said.

An FIR has been lodged, and the accused have been arrested, with ongoing investigations. Earlier, on July 3, a three-year-old girl was fatally shot in the Danapur area of Patna district.

The incident took place in Ram Jaipal Nagar, within the jurisdiction of Rupaspur police station in Danapur.

According to police reports, the child was shot in the chest and immediately taken to the hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries during treatment.

An FIR has been filed under the relevant Criminal Act against unidentified suspects.

Speaking with ANI, ASP Deeksha said, “An incident of murder of a three-year-old girl has come to light. She died during treatment after being shot in the chest. A post-mortem has been done. An FIR has been registered under Section 103 of the Bhartiya Nyaya Sanhita and Section 27 of the Arms Act.”

She further added, “An investigation has started under these sections. FSL has inspected the spot. CCTV footage of the surrounding area is being checked.”

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