UP: Five children hurt in celebratory firing

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Sant Kabir Nagar (UP), Jun 25 (PTI) Five children were injured in a celebratory firing at Ashrafpur village here, police said on Friday.

The incident took place during a function held to celebrate the birth of a child on Thursday night.

A man, identified as Nakul Yadav, fired in the air from a countrymade pistol, SP Kauthubh said.

The children, aged 5 to 12, were playing nearby and received pellet injuries, the SP said, adding that Archana (8) was seriously injured and referred to a Gorakhpur medical college for treatment.

The others were given first aid and are out of danger.

The SP said Nukul Yadav has been arrested. PTI CORR SAB RDK RDK

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