Lucknow: People of Uttar Pradesh smiles after rain brings relief from heatwaves and humid temperature today that puts down mercury under control.
An overcast sky and refreshing breeze set the pace for the day, finally giving the residents in UP the much needed respite from a simmering heat wave.
There would be thunder showers in most of the areas around the state capital and neighbouring areas, the Regional Met Office predicted.
In the past 24 hours, the weather conditions turned and rains were reported from most parts of Poorvanchal, which was simmering under a never-seen-before heat wave. The mercury slipped seven degrees.
The maximum temperature in Lucknow on Tuesday was 35.3 degrees Celsius, which was five degrees less than normal, and the night temperature also plummeted to 28.4 degrees Celsius.
Director of the Regional Met Office, J.P. Gupta has said that there could be some pre-monsoonal showers on Wednesday.
Gupta said due to a westerly disturbance, a depression was forming over northwest regions of the state which could lead to rains in Uttar Pradesh.
Rains were likely in most regions over the remaining days of this week, he added.
Groom shot dead at wedding venue in UP district
Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh): A groom was shot dead by unidentified assailants just before he reached the ‘mandap’ for the wedding ceremony.
The incident took place on Tuesday night in Masirpur bazaar locality in Devgaon police circle.
According to reports, the ‘baraat’ had come from Singhpur and just as the groom was walking towards the ‘mandap, two bike-borne assailants came and sprayed him with bullets.
The groom was taken to a nearby medical facility where he was declared brought dead.
Angry family members created a ruckus at the hospital after which the police came and sent the body for post mortem.
A number of family members, both from the groom and the bride side, have been detained for interrogation to ascertain the motive behind the crime.
The police said that the killers were probably following the groom from a distance and attacked him when the ceremony was about to begin.
There were no CCTV cameras in the area.