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India: Bride shot dead and robbed during her marriage

India: Bride shot dead and robbed during her marriage

Armed robbers shot dead a bride and looted jewellery worth lakhs after intercepting a marriage party on the Delhi-Dehradun National Highway in Meerut district in Uttar Pradesh.

The incident occurred near Matore village, under the Dorala police station area, of Meerut last night, they said, adding that the groom and four others were injured in the attack. The victims were returning to the district after the wedding ceremony in Ghaziabad district.

Six armed men, in two cars, intercepted the marriage party while it was on its way back. According to senior superintendent of police, Manjil Saini, Farhana the bride was killed after she resisted the robbers.