The groom at a wedding in a village in Lakhimpur Kheri district of India was shot and killed by a bullet fired by his close friend during the ceremony. Police have booked the accused for murder and are examining a video clip to see if the shooting was deliberate.
The clip shows the accused Ram Chandra fiddling with a pistol close to the groom, Sunil Verma. The gun goes off, hitting Verma, just 24, in the chest. Caught by both sudden pain and surprise, Verma first clutches his chest, unaware that he has been shot.
He then look around for a split second as if to figure out what actually happened to him. He then collapses as music in the background plays on and guests, equally unaware of what happened, smile on.
Chandra is now on the run and police are looking for him.
On Saturday night, Verma, a resident of Maholi area of Sitapur district, arrived at the wedding venue near the house of the bride, Ruby Verma. An employee with a pharmaceutical company, Verma was performing rituals as part of the wedding when he was hit by the bullet.
According to his family, since loud music was playing at the venue, initially, people did not realize that Verma had been shot. The groom was immediately rushed to the hospital, where he was declared brought dead.