Godwoman’s shooting spree at wedding function leaves one dead

New Delhi: A woman was killed and three others seriously injured when a godwoman and her private securitymen went on a shooting spree during a wedding function in the state’s Karnal town, police said.

The victim and those injured had come to attend the wedding ceremony where Sadhvi Deva Thakur and her accomplices started the shooting spree with their weapons. Several rounds were fired by them, said police, quoting eyewitnesses.

Police booked the Hindu godwoman and her private securitymen for murder and other sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Arms Act following the shooting incident.

The incident took place on Tuesday at Savitrii Lawns marriage palace near the railway station in Karnal town, 140 km from here.

Karnal is also the assembly constituency of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar who heads the BJP government in the state.

Police said that further investigations were in progress and raids were being conducted to nab the accused.