Lucknow: A youth was shot dead in celebratory firing during a house warming function in Sarojini Nagar area, police said here.

Saurabh alias Sunny (23), an undergraduate student, was hit by stray bullet during celebratory firing at the house warming ceremony of Ram Ujagar, they said.

Police said that the bullet was allegedly fired by Ujagar's neighbour and Saurabh died on the spot.

Ujagar's neighbour Sukhram, who is an accountant in solar energy department in Banda district has been detained, they said.