Kulwinder Kaur, a 25-year-old stage dancer was shot dead, reportedly by an inebriated man, while she was performing at a wedding in Maur, on 4 December. Maur is approximately an hour's drive from Bathinda.
Kaur was two-months pregnant when the incident took place and her husband, Rajinder Singh, has accused a man named Lucky Goyal of shooting his wife after he was stopped from going onto the stage and dance with the performers, reports Hindustan Times. As per the report, the local doctors have contradicted the report that she was pregnant.
According to reports, the gun used to shoot the woman belonged to a Shiromani Akali Dal leader's son, who was also attending the wedding. He he is among the five people booked by the police on 5 December, but the shooter is still absconding.
"The gun is owned by Sanjay Goyal, son of Vijay Goyal. Sanjay was present at the crime scene," SSP Bathinda Swapan Sharma was quoted by HT. Vijay, a SAD leader, is a former councilor in Maur.
A video of the incident spread quickly on the internet, showing Kaur immediately collapsing after being shot in the head from the 12-bore double barrel gun.
Other members of the wedding orchestra staged a protest, prompting the marriage ceremony to be held under police protection.
Relatives of the killed woman also staged a protest outside the Bathinda civil hospital on Sunday morning, where Kulwinder Kaur was admitted and demanded the arrest of the suspects, who had reportedly fled from the venue after the shooting.