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The life of a groom was cut short on his “happiest” day after a member of his wedding party accidentally killed him with a stray bullet.

Police said on Wednesday that the groom, Deepak Kumar, 21, was shot while leading the party to his bride’s home in New Delhi on Tuesday evening.

The deputy commissioner of New Delhi police, Nupur Prasad, told pressmen that the guest dancing with the wedding train opened fire but the bullet struck the groom.

“He collapsed and was rushed to a hospital where he was declared dead after midnight,” he said.

The norm of firing weapons in the air at occasions is a common practice across India and other Southern Asian countries.

Although the practice is illegal in India, many still practice it as there are relatively few reports on fatalities.

Prasad said that the bereaved family of the groom have uncovered the identity of the man who fired the weapon.

“It is an ongoing investigation and we are trying to ascertain the source of his weapon,” he said.

One of the wedding guests, Amit, told the Times of India newspaper there “were a couple of people carrying guns for celebratory firing, which is considered a tradition in the family..”

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Man Hangs Self In Lagos Police Barracks, Begs Uncle For Forgiveness In Suicide Note

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A 22-year-old man, simply identified as Nasiru, has hung himself in the barracks of the Mobile Police Squadron 20 in Ikeja, Lagos State.

The incident, which occurred on Saturday, saw the young man dangling from a ceiling fan in Block 3, Flat 1 around midday.

A suicide note was said to have been discovered in which Nasiru allegedly begged his uncle for forgiveness.

He said he was tired of the world and its attendant suffering, adding that it was time to go.

Nasiru’s uncle was said to be on a special duty when the incident occurred.

But his wife and children were asleep when Nasiru hung himself.

His dangling body was discovered by his uncle’s wife.

The police had yet to release any official statement on the development as at press time.

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Reps Approve June 12 As New Democracy Day

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House of Representatives on Thursday considered and passed a bill seeking to confer legal status on June 12 as Nigeria’s new Democracy from the known May 29.

It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had in May this year conferred a posthumous award on Alhaji MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993 presidential election upon which the new Democracy Day and also proposed the day as such.

Titled “A Bill for an Act to Amend the Public the Public Holidays Act, Cap. P40 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to bring the Act in tandem with the current realities and exigencies of the modern times and to declare June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria and for Related Matters (HBs.918 and 1529)”, the bill was sponsored by Hon. Edward Gyang Pwajok and Hon. Kayode Oladele.

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Photos As Fayose Escapes Unhurt After Crash With G-Wagon On Third Mainland Bridge

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Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has escaped unhurt after his G-Wagon Mercedes Benz was involved in an accident on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.

The involvement of the ex-governor in the accident was made known by his media aide, Lere Olayinka, on his Facebook page on Wednesday.

Olayinka wrote in the early hours of Wednesday: “Immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose was involved in auto accident on 3rd Mainland Bridge in Lagos few minutes ago.

“He is in stable condition as I write while he is receiving medical attention.”

About an hour after the first information was provided, Olayinka again wrote: “I am happy to inform members of the public that former Governor Ayodele Fayose is now fairly okay.

“The former governor thanked God for limiting the impact of the accident, particularly on occupants of the vehicle.

“As the Southwest Coordinator of the Atiku Presidential Campaign, who is committed to the task of enthroning a PDP government in 2019, Fayose has insisted on coming to Ibadan today, to prepare for tomorrow’s campaign rally and he is on his way to the ancient city.

“Thank you all.”

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