The victim, who was in an inebriated state, was held by the guests and police was called. (Representational Image)
New Delhi: Five persons sustained bullet injuries in celebratory firing by an inebriated man at a marriage function in outer Delhi's Alipur area, police said on Saturday. According to police, the incident took place around 11 PM yesterday at a marriage party when a man, identified as Vikas Kumar, allegedly started firing indiscriminately by a shot gun as soon as the groom's family arrived from Sonepat.
He fired the first two rounds pointing the gun towards the sky and by the time he could be stopped, he pointed the gun towards the ground and fired several rounds, making people run helter-skelter for their lives.
While two of the bullets injured the groom's friends, identified as Shekhar and Pankaj, three of them hit the members of the band party, Sartaj, Bablu and Teekam.
Vikas, who was in an inebriated state, was held by the guests and police was called, following which he was arrested.
Police has also booked the owner of the farmhouse, in which the marriage party was being organised, for allegedly allowing guests with gun, despite strict instructions against such practices.
All injured persons were rushed to a hospital. They suffered mostly pallet and ricochet injuries in their knees, calves and thighs, police said, adding that their condition is stable and a case has been registered.