New Delhi: In a shocking incident in Punjab's Bhatinda city, a 22-year-old pregnant dancer was shot dead at a wedding after she refused to dance with the alleged shooter.
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 Sunday.
National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam told CNN-News18 strict action would be taken against the accused.
Accused was under the influence of alcohol. Case registered against 4 people (Accused, his 2 friends & owner of banquet hall): SSP Bathinda— ANI (@ANI_news) December 4, 2016
A case was registered under Section 302 of the IPC and a hunt launched for the shooter, who was reportedly drunk.