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Man Who Allegedly Shot Dead Pregnant Dancer in Bhatinda arrested

Bathinda: The man who shot dead a 25-year-old dancer in celebratory firing during a wedding in Punjab’s Bathinda on Saturday, has been arrested.

Lucky Goel alias Billa, a friend of the groom and Sanjay Goel, the son of former Akali councillor Vijay Goel was arrested from Bathinda. He had allegedly shot Kulwinder Kaur in the head while she was performing on stage. She died on the spot.

The woman came to perform at a wedding in Maur Mandi town she was a part of a four-member dance troupe from Bathinda. A video of the incident, which shows her getting shot from close range and collapsing to the ground, is being circulated widely on social media.

Kulwinder’s husband Rajinder Singh, alleged that the cops did not hear his complaint well as he stated that his wife, who was part of the orchestra group hired for the wedding, was “three months pregnant”.

Later the police registered the FIR under Section 302 (murder) and other relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Arms Act. The report stated that at least two men were carrying firearms, one having the .12-bore gun that caused her death, and another person was carrying a revolver.

The husband claimed that. “The men, four-five in number, were making advances towards the girls on the stage, and when we stopped them from climbing the stage, one of them fired the shot directly into the head of my wife.”

The Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has asked the Director General of Police to ban arms at marriage functions.