Pregnant woman shot dead for refusing to dance with drunk man in Bathinda

Pregnant woman shot dead

In a shocking incident, 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. The incident happened last night during the marriage function of a local commission agent’s son in Maur 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. The more unfortunate fact is that Kulwinder was also pregnant.

 

Kulwinder’s husband Harjinder Singh, however, claimed Billa, a friend of the groom, had shot her as she rebuffed his advances. “They had been asking her to get off the stage and join them… but she refused… so they shot her,” he 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.

“She died on the way to hospital,” Bathinda DSP (Maur) Davinder Singh said today.

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.