"We have recovered shells of all weapons from the spot."
An Indian DJ was killed after being shot at a pre-wedding party on November 30, 2019. The young man was shot dead for stopping the music.
The incident took place in the city of Moga, Punjab. Police identified the victim as 18-year-old Karan Singh.
It was reported that members of the groom-to-be’s family had opened fire after the DJ refused to play any more songs after midnight.
The music was initially stopped at 10 pm but after being threatened, the music continued until midnight.
After the music was stopped for a second time, the accused opened fire, killing the young man.
In his statement, Gursewak Singh, his father Gurdeep Singh and his cousin Karan Singh had been hired by Nirvair Singh to DJ at his pre-wedding party.
He said that the party started at 7 pm. At 10 pm, they stopped the music and told the guests that they had to stop under government orders.
However, four men, including Nirvair’s father Major Singh told the DJs to continue playing music.
The men, who were in a drunken state, brandished guns and threatened the three DJs. Gursewak also said that they were slapped.
Another man, Jagroop Singh, also made threats but was unarmed.
The threats convinced the men to continue playing music. At midnight, they stopped the music and insisted that they had to stop.
At that point, Sukhdeep Singh opened fire. One of the bullets hit Karan in the chest and he fell to the ground.
The five men quickly fled the scene. The Indian DJ was taken to hospital where he was declared dead.
Gursewak alleged that after the shooting, members of the accused’s families tried to give them money if they did not report the matter. Upon refusing, they fled the scene.
Inspector Amarjit Singh explained that Sukhdeep was carrying a weapon that was legally owned by his father but he was not authorised to carry it. He said:
“He is a relative of the groom’s family and was carrying 12-bore rifle which has a licence in name of his father.
“He wasn’t authorised to carry it. Another accused, Major Singh who also had 12-bore rifle is the groom’s father.
“Three other accused – Sharanpreet, Jagroop and Sukhchain – are also the groom’s friends and relatives. All of them are absconding.
“Sharanpreet and Sukhchain also allegedly fired with their weapons and multiple rounds were fired in the air.”
“We have recovered shells of all weapons from the spot.”
A case was registered against five suspects. However, the victim’s family had refused to let an autopsy take place until arrests were made.
On December 2, 2019, Sukhchain Singh was arrested and a weapon was recovered from his possession. Major Singh and Sharanpreet Singh have also been taken into custody.
Meanwhile, police raids are being conducted to arrest the other two suspects.