An Assistant sub-inspector allegedly shot dead the anchor of an orchestra party with his service revolver at a marriage function on Wednesday in Bhikhiwind.
According to the police,Kulwinder Singh posted at Tarn Taran police lines was in an inebriated condition when he fired the shots. The bullet hit the anchor Balbir Kumar Beera behind his neck,killing him on the spot. He fired two shots in the air and the third one towards Beera,who was making the newly married couple dance to a song, said Gurinderjit Singh,a member of the Nakodar-based Friends Orchestra and DJs hired for the wedding by the grooms family. The police have registered a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder under Section 304 of the IPC against Kulwinder,who was absconding.
When contacted over phone,Kulwinder,however,denied the allegations. There were many people at the function. I do not know who fired the shots but I did not fire any shots, he said. Asked why he ran,he claimed: I have not run. Right now,I am there at the marriage palace.
Meanwhile,Bhikhiwind DSP Gurcharan Singh contradicted his claims. Kulwinder has been absconding since he fired the shots. I went to marriage palace twice after the incident and he was nowhere to be seen. We are conducting raids to nab him. A police party has found his official residence at Tarn Taran police lines locked, he said. Saying that he had also spoken Kulwinder over phone,the DSP said: I told him to come to the police,but he disconnected the line. Beera (33) had been working with the Friends Orchestra and DJs for nearly eight years. He is survived by his wife and two children.