Dancer killed in firing at wedding: Bathinda police arrest two men, including SAD leader’s son
Though the police registered the FIR under section 302 (murder) and other relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Arms Act, the victim’s husband, Harjinder Singh, said the cops did not hear his complaint well as he stated that his wife, who was part of the ‘orchestra’ group hired for the wedding, was “three months pregnant”.
The Bathinda police have arrested two of the four men accused in the killing of a 24-year-old dancer in firing at a wedding in Maur town late Saturday night. The two arrested include Lucky Goel, alias Billa, and Sanjay Goel, the son of former Akali councillor Vijay Goel.
Though the police registered the FIR under Section 302 (murder) and other relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Arms Act, the victim’s husband, Rajinder Singh, alleged the cops did not hear his complaint well as he stated that his wife, who was part of the orchestra group hired for the wedding, was “three months pregnant”.
“We were so happy knowing about her pregnancy,” the wailing husband told HT. He had married Kulwinder 14 months ago. He has been working as a disk jockey (DJ) as part of another musical group and they had met at a function and fell in love, he said.
However, Bathinda senior medical officer Dr Harbhajan Singh Mandi said the medical team that conducted Kulwinder’s post-mortem did not find any evidence of pregnancy.
A gynaecologist at Bathinda’s Romana Clinic claimed Kulwinder had come to her as an “antenatal case” (ANC) on November 24.
Maur deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Davinder Singh, when contacted, said the FIR was lodged “on the basis of whatever her husband had stated in his complaint”. He said the pregnancy, if proven as a fact in the autopsy report, could be added later.
The FIR stated that at least two men were carrying firearms, one having the .12-bore gun that caused her death, and another person was carrying a revolver. “The men, four-five in number, were making advances towards the girls on the stage, and when we stopped them from climbing the stage, one of them fired the shot directly into the head of my wife,” the husband’s version in the FIR said.