Noida: It's a known fact that primary symptoms of deadly coronavirus are dry cough and high fever. A man in Uttar Pradesh suffers from a bout of cough while playing a game of Ludo, which turns fatal for him.

Amid fears over the spread of coronavirus, a 25-year-old man was allegedly shot at by another person, following an argument that was triggered by his "coughing" during a game of Ludo at Greater Noida, police said on Wednesday.

The incident took place around 9pm on Tuesday at a temple in Dayanagar village under the Jarcha police station limits, where four people, including the man who received gunshot injuries, were playing the board game, they added.

"Prashant and three others were playing Ludo at the village temple on Tuesday night when Gullu arrived there. An argument broke out between Prashant and Gullu when the former coughed. Gullu got angry thinking he was doing it deliberately," a police official said.

"As the argument intensified, Gullu pulled out a pistol and shot at Prashant," he said.

An injured Prashant was rushed to a private hospital, where his condition is stable now, the police said, adding that an FIR was registered against the accused and efforts were on to arrest him. According to the police, both are residents of Dayanagar village, engaged in agriculture.