CHANDIGARH: A 22-year-old dancer was shot dead on stage allegedly by a drunk man after he was not allowed from dancing with her troupe in Punjab’s Bathinda.
The gruesome incident
happened on Saturday night during the marriage function of a local commission agent’s son at Maur in Bathinda where the deceased, identified as Kulwinder Kaur, who was pregnant, 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 climb on to the stage to join the dancers, the police said.
On being prevented from dancing on the 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 point-blank range and collapsing on the ground.
“She died on the way to hospital,” Bathinda DSP (Maur) Davinder Singh said on Sunday.
A case of murder has been registered against four persons, including Billa, the police said, adding that they are absconding.
The other three accused persons are yet to be identified and investigations are underway, the police added.