One person was killed and a dozen injured when violence erupted at Haryanvi dancer Sapna Chaudhary’s show at Begussarai in Bihar.
The person killed has been identified as Sajjan Kumar from Badiya. The police had to resort to a lathicharge to control the crowds. 12 people were injured.
Around 50,000 people had gathered at the Chhath pooja celebrations on Thursday night to watch Sapna Chaudhary perform live. In order to get a glimpse of her close up, people started gathering near the front of the stage. In the melee, people stumbled upon each other and then started throwing chairs at each other, and violence broke out between men who were still trying to get close to the stage.
She took to the stage at about 12 in the night. Sapna had only performed two songs, when the crowds went out of control. The organisers had to shut down the show immediately.
Singers Sudesh Bhonsle and Hans Raj Hans were other performers who performed at the live event, but the crowds had got bigger and bigger after 10pm to see Sapna Chaudhary perform.