A woman was critically injured after she was shot in the face last week when she stopped dancing at a wedding.
The bizarre incident has been caught on video where the young woman, who was part of a dancing group, is seen on stage with a co-performer.
In the one-minute long clip, a man, apparently drunk, is heard saying: “Goli chal jayegi (shots will be fired),” after the woman stops dancing.
“Sudhir bhaiya, aap goli chala hi do (Brother, you should fire the gun),” another man then says.
The woman is then suddenly shot from behind, which takes everybody by surprise. The bullet hits her face.
One of the village head’s family members reportedly shot at the woman.
UP woman shot in the face because she ‘stopped dancing’ at wedding in UP’s Chitrakoot. You can hear men in the video saying ‘Goli chal jayegi’ and then ‘goli chala hi do’. She’s critical. pic.twitter.com/cIUzgFxqlo
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) December 6, 2019
The police said they were “trying to arrest the accused”.
The woman, who has been identified as Hina, 22, is recuperating at a hospital in Kanpur.
In a similar incident, a 25-year-old pregnant dancer was killed in celebratory firing during a wedding in Punjab’s Bathinda in 2016. Kulwinder Kaur, was shot in the stomach while performing on stage. She died on the spot.
Several such incidents have also been reported from Delhi. Last year, a young man was shot dead at a bar in Delhi after an argument with the DJ over a song request.