Thursday , August 24 2017
Crime and Accident

Three, including main accused arrested in Punjab dancer murder case

Three, including main accused arrested in Punjab dancer murder case

New Delhi: Two persons, including the main accused, were arrested on Monday in connection with the murder of a dancer during a marriage ceremony in Bathinda, police said on Monday.

Lucky Goel (Billa), who allegedly shot dead the dancer, and Sanjay Goyal, whose weapon was allegedly used in the incident, have been arrested, Bathinda DSP (Maur) Davinder Singh said.

According to the police, the prime accused Lucky Goel has no criminal background. Sanjay who is the son of a former municipal corporation councillor, is being produced in the court. Both the friends, Sanjay and Lucky are small time business owners in Maur Mandi.

On Saturday night Kulwinder Kaur (22) was shot dead on stage allegedly by an inebriated Billa after he was not allowed to dance with her troupe during the marriage function of a local commission agent’s son in Maur in Bathinda.

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.

Besides, police have arrested the owner of the marriage palace, Jagseer Singh, for allowing use of weapons at the venue and a case has been registered against the groom’s parents.