Pregnant wedding dancer is shot dead by groom’s drunk friend while she was performing on stageBy Mason White 1:07 PM December 6, 2016
By: Feng Qian
A wedding celebration turned into mourning when a drunk man shot a dancer in front all the guests.
The 25-year-old woman of India, was killed during a wedding in Punjab on Saturday night, police said.
Kulwinder Kaur, who was three months pregnant, was shot in the stomach as she was dancing on stage. She died instantly.
Kaur’s husband, Harjinder Singh, claims that the groom’s friend shot his wife for rejecting his advances. “He asked my wife to leave the stage and join him and his friends, but she refused and he shot her,” Singh said.
Kaur, who was part of a dance group from Bathinda, was hired to perform at the wedding.
The graphic video of the incident that was uploaded to the Internet, went viral. It shows the woman dancing on the stage before being shot in the stomach at close range.
After reviewing videos and taking witness statements, police determined that the groom’s friend, who was drunk, attempted to fire a celebratory shot, but he accidentally hit the pregnant dancer.
After the shooting, the groom’s friend, who was identified as Billa, fled from the scene.
Police said that four people are facing charges over the incident, the shooter, the gun owner who is the son of a politician, a family member of the groom and the owner of the venue for allowing the gun inside.