Jihadi bullets in return to Holi Greetings- 8 yr old girl injured

published on March 11, 2009

Eight-year-old shot at for
spraying colours on man


SHAHDOL (MP): An eight-year-old girl was today
shot at and injured by a person allegedly peeved over her for pouring
colour over him on the occasion of Holi at Parmaniya Khurd village here,
police said.

Shelly Gupta suffered bullet injuries in both her legs when a fisherman,
Mohammad Rashid of Singpur village, opened fire with his gun at a group
of children celebrating Holi as they had supposedly sprayed him with
colours, Kotwali Police Station In-charge Vijay Pratap Singh told reporters.

She was admitted to the Shahdol District Hospital for treatment where
her condition was stated to be out of danger, he said.

Hearing gunshots, the villagers gathered and beat up Rashid and later
handed him over to police, Singh said.

A case has been registered against the accused, Pratap added.

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