A groom has been killed after being struck in the head by a bullet fired by celebrating members of his wedding party in northern India.
Amit Rastogi, 28, died late Wednesday in Uttar Pradesh state while leading the party to his bride’s house, in the customary manner at Indian weddings.
Police said the groom fell from his horse after being hit and was taken to hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Although outlawed in India, celebratory firing at weddings and other events is common in the country, across South Asia and in other regions. However, fatalities are relatively few.