Indian groom accidentally shoots his friend dead at wedding

Indian groom accidentally shoots his friend dead at wedding in tragedy caught on video

  • Video shows Manish Madheshia accidentally shooting his friend at his wedding
  • Madheshia had been performing the traditional celebratory gunfire ceremony
  • His friend Babulal Yadev died after being shot at ceremony in Robertsganj city
  • A groom in Indië tragically shot dead his friend by mistake at his wedding whilst he was performing the traditional celebratory gunfire ceremony.

    Video shows Manish Madheshia being handed the gun whilst he stood on a stagebut he fired it by mistake at his friend Babulal Yadev, 35, who had been stood in the crowd at the ceremony in the city of Robertsganj in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.

    Footage shows Madheshia pointing the gun in the airbut after the gun failed to fire, he dropped his arm and accidentally fired it into the crowd, hitting Yadev with the bullet.

    The victim can be seen collapsing on the ground, as the wedding guests gasped and rushed to help Yadev.








    Footage shows Madheshia pointing the gun in the air - but after the gun failed to fire, he dropped his arm and accidentally fired it into the crowd, hitting Yadev with the bullet

    Footage shows Madheshia pointing the gun in the air - but after the gun failed to fire, he dropped his arm and accidentally fired it into the crowd, hitting Yadev with the bullet

    Footage shows Madheshia pointing the gun in the airbut after the gun failed to fire, he dropped his arm and accidentally fired it into the crowd, hitting Yadev with the bullet

    Video shows Manish Madheshia being handed the gun whilst he stood on a stage - but he fired it by mistake at his friend Babulal Yadev, 35, who was stood wearing a white shirt

    Yadev was seen collapsing onto the floor

    Video shows Manish Madheshia being handed the gun whilst he stood on a stagebut he fired it by mistake at his friend Babulal Yadev, 35, who was stood wearing a white shirt (links). Yadev was seen collapsing onto the floor (reg)

    Groom Manish Madheshia is seen in the police station after his arrest

    Groom Manish Madheshia is seen in the police station after his arrest

    Yadev was rushed to hospital but was declared dead upon arrival.

    Police arrested Madheshia and took several others in for questioning. Officers also seized the licensed pistol, which reportedly belonged to the victim.

    Yadev was in the Indian army and had travelled across the country after being given permission to attend the wedding.

    Superintendent of Police of Sonbhadra Amrendra, Uttar Pradesh, Pratap Singh confirmed that Madheshia was being charged over the death, volgens plaaslike verslae.

    Hy het gesê: ‘The incident took place during the marriage function organised in Ashirwad Vatika which falls under the police station Robertsganj.

    ‘A person who’s serving in the army was identified as Babulal Yadav died after being shot during the celebratory firing by the groom – Manish Madheshia.

    ‘The pistol has also been seized and the probe is underway.

    Footage shows Madheshia pointing the gun in the air - but after the gun failed to fire, he dropped his arm and accidentally fired it into the crowd, hitting Yadev

    Footage shows Madheshia pointing the gun in the air - but after the gun failed to fire, he dropped his arm and accidentally fired it into the crowd, hitting Yadev

    Footage shows Madheshia pointing the gun in the airbut after the gun failed to fire, he dropped his arm and accidentally fired it into the crowd, hitting Yadev

    A shocking number of wedding celebrations in northern India end tragically due to the tradition of celebratory gunfire.

    In 2019, a groom was killed by celebratory gunfire and his brother was left fighting for his life in hospital after a friend misfired three bullets from his wedding.

    The fatal shot was fired minutes after the groom, Satyendra Kumar, exchanged garlands with his bride, Bhuletan Rai, at a ceremony in the north-eastern city of Patna.

    Traditionally celebratory firing is said to be a way to display prestige, money and muscle power.