An uncle and his nephew were shot dead at a wedding in Ludhiana. The man who fired the bullets was a former sarpanch, he too has suffered bullet injuries. Punjabi singer Babbu Maan was performing at the wedding reception when the incident took place. The marriage function was taking place near Doraha on Ludhiana Delhi Highway.
The deceased were identified as Balwant Singh (50) and his nephew Gurpreet Singh (28), both of Dhandran village. The accused former Sarpanch Jagjit Singh is from the same village. Police officials said that marriage function of Harjeet Singh’s daughter was going on at Kashmir Gardens marriage palace with groom coming from Dhandran village of Ludhiana.
They added that while Babbu Mann was performing on the stage outside, there was heated argument between Jagjit Singh and Balwant Singh inside the marriage hall of the palace as they have a previous dislike of each other.
Police have said that a heated exchange took place between Jagjit and Balwant, the former took out his revolver and shot at him. They added that as nephew of Balwant tried to come to his rescue, Jagjit fired at him as well injuring both of them.
DSP Payal, Hardeep Singh said that the incident has happened because of enmity of the accused with the deceased persons. He added that necessary action will be taken into the matter.
Police officer said that Babbu Mann was not inside the marriage hall where the incident happened. He added that they are checking CCTV footage of the crime spot to get chronology of events.