Three men in a marriage party were electrocuted at Bajaria under Ater police circle in Bhind district on Friday night at 8.15 p.m.
Seven others were injured when a steel box on top of their bus grazed a high tension power line over the road from Ater to Porsa. Deputy Inspector General of Police (Chambal) Dilip Arya told The Hindu, from the spot, that the injured have been rushed to Bhind District Government Hospital, a town 500 km north of Bhopal, on the Uttar Pradesh border.
The ill fated marriage party was of a groom named Uday Singh Gujjar, residents of village Tikarikhurd in Mehgaon tehsil. They were travelling to the bride's home in Harishankarpura. The party was just half-a-kilometre away from the marriage mandap, when the electrifying death cut their journey short.