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Groom shot dead during his WEDDING as man blasts him from close range during celebrations in India

  • Newly-married Sunnil Verma, 25, was celebrating occasion in circle with guests
  • Wedding photographer films moment shooter dressed in orange blasts groom 
  • Police in in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district in India are hunting for man

Chilling video shows a groom being shot dead at his own wedding after a gunman blasted him at close range.

Newly-married Sunnil Verma, 25, was celebrating the occasion in a circle with guests before the shooter struck him in the chest. 

A video taken by the wedding photographer shows a man in orange clutching a gun, which goes off when he seemingly adjusts the top of the pistol.

Newly-married Sunnil Verma, 25, was celebrating the occasion in a circle with guests before the shooter (circled) struck him in the chest

The groom looks around towards the shooter, before it fires for a second time, and he clutches his chest and falls forward.

Police in in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district in India are hunting for a man on suspicion of murder.

The groom winces in pain

He clutches his chest and falls forward

The groom winces in pain (left), before it fires for a second time, and he clutches his chest and falls forward (right)

Police in in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri district in India are hunting for a man on suspicion of murder

Police in in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district in India are hunting for a man on suspicion of murder

Officers said today the man had absconded.

A police statement read: ‘Prima facie it appears that the groom was killed during the celebratory firing, but police are probing other angles too.’

The killing seems to have happened during celebratory gunfire but it is not clear if the incident is thought to be intentional or an accident. 

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