A witness of last Saturday’s fatal shooting of a dancer at a wedding in Maur town of Bathinda has alleged that some of the accused have threatened her not to depose before court.
Priya, who works in the same orchestra group as the victim Kulwinder Kaur, was on stage too when the latter was shot. In a complaint to Bathinda senior superintendent of police (SSP) Swapan Sharma on Friday, she alleged that three persons had come to her house in Deep Nagar locality on Wednesday afternoon and threatened her mother.
“I was not at home. Initially, they asked my mother to take Rs 3-4 lakh and ask me not to depose as a witness. In the end, they said that if I didn’t do so, the accused will be out of jail after some time and then they will ‘see’ me,” she has alleged in the complaint. A delegation of dancers and orchestra artistes accompanied Priya.
JK Solanki, vice-president of the Virasat Kala Kendra Manch, an organisation of the artistes, said the SSP marked the complaint to an SP-level officer for inquiry.
The police have so far arrested Lucky Goyal alias Billa and Sanjay Goyal, son of SAD leader and former Maur councillor Vijay Goyal, in the case, while their four unidentified accomplices have also been booked on murder charges. Lucky had allegedly opened fire from his .12-bore double-barrel gun that is owned by Sanjay Goyal, who was also present at the crime scene.