Shot dead during his WEDDING: Groom clutches his chest after gunman blasts him at close range during celebrations in India

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –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.

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.

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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