Wedding season in India has got off to a bloody start with 3 deaths in the last week alone. We reported earlier that a videographer was shot and killed at a wedding. Now reports of two more incidents have emerged.
Incident 1- DJ Shot For Not Playing After Midnight (Punjab)
A DJ was shot dead at a pre-wedding party at village Maste Wala of Kot Ise Khan in Moga Saturday night after he refused to continue playing music after midnight. Five people have been booked for his murder. According to the FIR, based on the statement given by the victim’s cousin who was with him at the function, the music was first stopped at 10 pm, but continued till midnight after the accused threatened them. When the music was again stopped at midnight, the victim was shot dead by one of the five accused in a fit of rage.
According to the FIR, Gursewak Singh (20) told the police in his statement that on Saturday night, he along with his father Gurdeep Singh and paternal cousin Karan Singh (18) had gone to the residence of Nirvair Singh at village Maste Wala to provide DJ services for a pre-marriage party.
He added that party started around 7 pm and when it was 10 pm, they said that they would stop the music as it was against the administration’s orders to play music after 10 pm. However, according to Gursewak, the five accused — Sukhdeep Singh of Dharam Singh Wala with 12-bore rifle, Major Singh (father of the groom Nirvair Singh) also with his 12-bore rifle, Sharanpreet Singh of Saidey Shah Wala with his 315-bore rifle and Sukhchain Singh of Mastewala with his pistol — got furious and started firing in the air to began threaten them. Seeing them angry, they continued to play the music, he added. Another accused, Jagroop Singh of Mallubania (Ferozepur) was also with them but did not have a weapon.
Gursewak told police that at midnight they finally refused to continue and the accused Sukhdeep Singh allegedly opened fire with his 12-bore rifle and the bullet hit Karan Singh on the right side of his chest. As soon as he fell on the floor, the accused fled from the scene. Karan was rushed to Civil Hospital Moga but was declared dead on arrival.
Incident 2 – One Dead 12 Injured as Song Choice causes brawl (Haryana)
One person was killed and at least 12 others were injured in a clash between families of the bride and groom. The fight was over the choice of song being played at the wedding function in Ashokpur village under Duboulia police station area of Basti district, police said on Friday.
There was a clash between members of the ‘baraat’ and the bride’s relatives during the ‘dwar puja’ ceremony due to the same song being played again and again by the DJ on Thursday night, police said. The name of the song has not been confirmed.
Verbal arguments turned ugly when bricks and sticks were used during the ensuing scuffle between the two sides leaving 12 people injured including the groom Beer Bahadur Nishad, the groom’s father Ram Subhag and maternal uncle Phirtu Nishad were all rushed to the hospital.
Phirtu Nishad, who was seriously injured sadly succumbed to his injuries on the way, police said.
Two people have been arrested after registering a case, police said, adding that the ‘baraat’ returned without the wedding taking place.