Chandigarh: Punjab Police on Monday arrested a man in connection with the murder of a 22-year-old pregnant dancer on Saturday evening in Bathinda.
Police said that the accused is the owner of the gun that was used to kill Kulwinder Kaur while she was performing at a wedding.
“We have arrested the person who owned the gun, we will soon arrest the main culprit,” said DSP Davinder Singh.
Singh added that the search operations to track down the other accused are underway. Kaur was shot dead on stage allegedly by a drunken man after he was not allowed to dance with her troupe in Punjabs Bathinda district.
The incident happened on Saturday night during the marriage function of a local commission agents son in Maur here where the deceased was performing with her dance troupe.
A group of the grooms 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 today. A case of murder has been registered against four persons, including Billa, police said, adding that they are absconding.
The other three are yet to be identified and investigation is underway, police said