Father Shoots Dead 8 Year Old Son In Celebratory Fire

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A 42-year-old man was arrested Saturday for reportedly shooting to death his minor son during a celebratory firing in northeast Delhi’s New Usmanpur, police said.

The accused has been identified as Yasin, they said.

Rehan (8) was hit by a bullet on his right cheek during the celebratory firing, a senior police officer said.

The child was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead, the officer said.

Subsequently, a case was registered, he said.

“During the investigation, Yasin, father of the deceased, emerged as the prime suspect,” Atul Kumar Thakur, Deputy Commissioner of Police (northeast), said.

The accused later confessed that he took the firearm from one Ravi Kashyap (21), a resident of Loni in Uttar Pradesh. He attempted to fire in the air, but the trigger had been pressed prior to the gun pointing upwards and the bullet accidentally hit his son who was present at the celebration, the officer said.

Kashyap has also been arrested, police said, adding the weapon has been found.

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