A shocking video has surfaced wherein a woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Chitrakoot was seen being shot at in full public view at a wedding for merely stopping her dance performance after the music was stopped due to a technical glitch. The woman was suddenly shot from behind and the bullet pierced her jaw. She is currently being treated in a hospital in Lucknow.
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
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In the video which was taken on December 1 during a performance at the wedding of village head Sudhir Singh Patel’s daughter, the young woman, who was part of a dancing group, was seen on the stage with a co-performer. The two women stop dancing when someone asks them to stop, as the music stops playing due to a glitch with the music system. After that, a gunshot is heard in the background, but the women and other people don’t react to that, presumably thinking it was a celebratory gunshot. After a brief moment, a man who sounds drunk is heard saying: “Goli chal jayegi” (shots will be fired).
After that another man is heard saying: “Sudhir bhaiya, aap goli chala hi do (Brother, you should fire the gun).” The woman was then suddenly shot from behind as a gunshot is heard in the video and the woman is seen falling to the ground.
The groom’s maternal uncles, Mithilesh and Akhilesh, who were on the stage, were also injured in the firing, according to the police.
According to reports, two people who fired shots, Sudhir Singh and Phool Singh, have been arrested by the police. The groom’s paternal uncle Ram Pratap had filed a first information report about the incident.
The dancers were invited by the groom’s side, and during the performance, the accused had climbed up to the stage and had started celebratory firing from his country-made pistol.
The 22-year-old dance performer, identified as Hina, suffered an injury to her jaw but is currently out of danger. She was immediately rushed to a local hospital after the incident and was then referred to the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow.
While talking to News18, the woman who was dancing with Hina said, “We were dancing when a man asked us to stop. We co-operated and even the music was stopped. We were waiting on the stage and suddenly the man (accused) aimed directly at Hina and fired a shot. She was hit in the chin and suffered serious injuries”. She alleged that th shooter is relative of the village pradhan.