The Hush Post| 21:35 pm | one-minute-read
A teenager was killed after he was allegedly shot during the enactment of a mythological play, excerpted from Mahabharata. The incident happened on Sunday. 14-year-old, Pradeep was seated among the crowd, watching ‘Kans Vadh’ in Jashrathpur, when he was fatally hit by a bullet. The incident took place in Etah Uttar Pradesh.
“The boy was shot during the enactment of ‘Kans Vadh.’ An FIR has been lodged and action is being taken,” said Sanjay Kumar, a senior police officer in Etah.
The bullet hit the boy on his chest. The incident happened when a person on the stage apparently fired to kill ‘Kans’ – a character in the play, the police said. The teenager was immediately taken to a local hospital but he succumbed to his injuries.
The villagers had hung an effigy of ‘Kans’ on a tree near the temple. The crowd in large numbers had gathered to watch the play. One of the characters in the play was supposed to fire and kill ‘Kans.’ He fired the bullet, however, it instead pierced Pradeep’s chest. The police suspects foul play and a probe has been initiated.
Many deaths have been reported in Uttar Pradesh every year due to celebratory firing during marriages and religious functions.
Just last month, a 13-year-old boy was killed in another celebratory firing in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh.