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Pregnant woman reportedly shot dead for refusing dance with drunk strangers

This is the horrifying moment a pregnant dancer was shot dead on stage – by drunk men who were angry that they could not dance with her, it was reported.

WARNING: VIDEO MAY BE CONSIDERED GRAPHIC

Kulwinder Kaur died after she was gunned down at a wedding in Bathinda in the Punjab state in Northern India.

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Four people have since been arrested for the murder of the 25-year-old and remain in custody after shocking footage of the shotgun attack was posted online and went viral.

Among those arrested include Lucky Goyal, the leader of  the Sikh political party Shiromani Akali Dal, and his friend Sanjay Goyal. Two others have not yet been named.

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The young woman's husband, named as Rajinder Singh, claimed she was three months pregnant when she was killed.

He added that a few drunk men tried to get on stage to dance with the girls but they were refused by stage management.

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Singh claimed they grew frustrated by this and fired a gun out of anger, with a bullet hitting his wife and killing her instantly.

Police Senior Superintendent Swapan Sharma said: "Both weapons found by officers belonged to Sanjay Goyal, but Lucky was holding the 0.32 bore revolver, as per the video clipping which we have seen.

"Lucky fired in the air while trying to go on stage. Sanjay Goyal was also near the stage holding his 0.12 gun. Both weapons have been recovered."

This story first appeared in The Sun.