Watch Video: Pregnant dancer shot dead on stage by drunk man at wedding
A 22-year-old dancer was allegedly shot dead on stage by a drunk man at a marriage function in Punjab's Bathinda, after he was not allowed to dance with her troupe. Watch video here
The man (circled) was apparently drunk and pulled out a gun and shot her. Pic/YouTube
Bathinda (Punjab): A 22-year-old dancer was shot dead on stage allegedly by a drunk man after he was not allowed to dance with her troupe in Punjab's Bathinda district.
The incident happened last night during the marriage function of a local commission agent's son in Maur here where the deceased, identified as Kulwinder Kaur, was performing with her dance troupe.
A group of the groom's friends, who were allegedly drunk, were firing in the air and tried to come on to the stage to join the dancers, police said.
On being prevented from dancing on stage, one of the men from the group, Billa, allegedly opened fire with his .12 bore gun, hitting Kulwinder in her head.
Video footage of the incident shows the victim being shot at from close range and collapsing to the ground. "She died on the way to hospital," Bathinda DSP (Maur) Davinder Singh said on Monday.
A case of murder has been registered against four persons, including Billa, police said, adding that they are absconding. The other three are yet to be identified and investigation is underway, police said.
Kulwinder Kaur, who was reportedly two months pregnant, fell on the stage even as her colleagues of the dance and orchestra troupe continued their performance. They realised only moments later that she had collapsed.
Carrying of weapons is banned under law during marriage functions and at marriage palaces.
In an incident last month, a self-styled godwoman, Sadhvi Dev Thakur, and her accomplices had gone on a firing spree during a wedding function near Karnal town in neighbouring Haryana, leaving a woman guest dead and two others injured.
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