On December 3, dancer Kulwinder Kaur, was shot fatally at a wedding function. At the time of her death, she was performing as part of a four-member troupe in Maur Mandi, a suburb near Bathinda.
The initial news reports stated that her shooter had made attempts to join the dancers on stage before being turned away. When he couldn’t join them, he gunned down Kaur in frustration.
An FIR was registered under Section 302 (murder) and other relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Arms Act. The FIR by Harjinder Singh, husband of the deceased, states that at least two men were carrying firearms, the one who possessed the .12 bore caused her death. The other person had a revolver on him.
“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 report reads.
Harjinder Singh also said Kaur was pregnant at the time. An autopsy report proved otherwise, although a gynaecologist at Bathinda’s Romana clinic claims Kaur had visited her on November 24, as an antenatal case.