The d-day was here and Deepak Kumar, was looking all dressed up and ready to take his bride home.

Family, friends and well wishers were all around to grace the occasion.

Kumar was leading the party to his bride’s home in the Indian capital, when suddenly a gunshot was heard. 

There was confusion in the air as the groom who few minutes ago was so lively and happy, was hit and killed by the bullet.

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Police said a guest dancing with the wedding party opened fire but a stray round struck the husband-to-be.

“He collapsed and was rushed to a hospital where he was declared dead after midnight,” Nupur Prasad, deputy commissioner of Delhi police, told AFP.

Firing weapons in the air at weddings and other festivities is a common celebration across South Asia.

The practice is illegal in India but remains rife, though fatalities are relatively few.

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