ALL FOUR people, connected with the murder of dancer Kulwinder Kaur, have been arrested by the Bathinda police. Of them, Lucky Goyal alias Billa and Sanjay Goyal were arrested for murder while Jagsir Singh, owner of the Aashirwaad marriage palace, the wedding venue, and Narinder Kumar, father of groom Varun Kumar, were booked under Section 188 IPC, disobedience to order duly promulgated by a civil servant. Jagsir and Narinder were granted bail as the offence is bailable.
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Meanwhile, Sanjay was arrested on Sunday night itself along with his weapons. Produced in court on Monday, he has been remanded in one-day police custody. Lucky was arrested from the outskirts of Maur in Bathinda by SHO Maur, Daljeet Singh, on Monday morning. He will be produced in court on Tuesday, said Davinder Singh, DSP Maur. He confirmed that Jagsir and Narinder were given bail.
While Kulwinder was performing on stage on Saturday, Lucky fired in the air with 0.32 revolver and she died as the bullet hit her in the head. The revolver belonged to Lucky’s friend Sanjay, who was standing nearby along with a 0.12 bore gun.
“Since the weapons belonged to Sanjay, he has also been booked for murder, although the girl died after being fired from the one (revolver) used by Lucky,” explained the DSP.
From time to time, deputy commissioners of all districts issue instructions, saying arms will not be allowed at marriage parties as firing in the air is a common scene at weddings, thereby leading to mishaps a number of times. “As the marriage palace owner and even the groom’s father disobeyed the DC’s orders and allowed the culprits to attend the marriage function along with the weapon, they have been booked under Section 188 IPC. It is the responsibility of the host to check whether any guest is bringing a weapon or not,” the DSP added.
Meanwhile, though the post-mortem report has mentioned that Kulwinder was not pregnant, her husband Rajinder Singh categorically said that his wife was pregnant. While talking to The Indian Express, he said, “She was in her first trimester and I have pregnancy report as proof. She was performing just to earn some money for the family as we need money to run family after all. She was doing a light dance on a safer side.”
Rajinder, who works in a sound system shop, had gone to the marriage just to accompany his wife as he was free on Sunday. Kulwinder had to take care of her brother’s three children, too, after he and his wife had died. Rajinder said, “I want the culprits to be hanged and I don’t want any compensation.”