Groom arrested in Hyderabad for firing celebratory shots

Hyderabad: A bridegroom who opened fire from two revolvers during his marriage here last month was arrested by the police, an official said.

Riding a horse during his marriage procession, the bridegroom fired six shots in the air from two revolvers as a mark of celebration of his marriage.

The identity of the bridegroom has not been revealed by the city police.

Though the incident occurred on August 22, the arrest was made on Sunday after police obtained a video clip of the firing. 

The police officer said the incident occurred near Shama Theatre, within the Falaknuma police station jurisdiction, around 10 p.m. on August 22.

The police had initially denied that any such incident took place. However, four teams led by Assistant Commissioner of Police conducted the investigations and found the evidence.

A case has been registered and investigations are continuing, according to the police.