Another weekend and yet another shooting at a wedding in India, this time a 36-year-old woman was shot dead at a wedding in Delhi during the early hours of Saturday morning.
It has been reported that the argument started over the music the DJ’s were playing and their failure to play certain requests. The husband (Saajan) of 36 year old Sunita Rani was confronted by the DJ’s when he was seated with his family (after making several requests for songs to be played).
DJ Sandeep and his brother Akash were arrested in Chandigarh on Saturday evening and a case under IPC section 302 (murder) and sections under the Arms Act have been registered against them, said DCP (Outer) Seju P Kuruvilla.
“It was her nephew’s wedding… We reached Ramlila Maidan in Mangolpuri with the baraat at 1.30 am. Saajan got into an argument with Sandeep, the DJ. After some time, Sandeep and his brother came to the table where Sunita and Saajan were eating and started beating him up. One of them took out a gun and pointed it at Saajan. Sunita intervened, and was shot at instead,” claimed Vishnu Kumar (40), the victim’s brother.
The police, have confirmed the DJ allegedly tried to shoot Saajan but the bullet hit Sunita Rani when she “tried to save her husband”.
Sunita was a fulltime mother to her four children, while Saajan is a property dealer.
The family alleged that the accused brothers beat up other family members, including Sunita’s 22-year-old daughter, the DJ’s then fled the scene before the police could arrive.
After the incident, which happened at 3 am, there was chaos at the wedding venue, and Sunita was rushed to Jaipur Golden Hospital, where she died during treatment. According to the police, the accused have been involved in cases of theft and snatching.
“Sandeep and Akash were on the run and multiple teams were constituted to apprehend them. On the basis of their movement, a team was rushed to Chandigarh where they were caught unawares,” said the DCP