Footage of the incident shared on social media shows two women dancing on a stage. They pause as the music stops, reportedly due to a fault in the sound system.
A voice can be heard threatening: “Goli chal jayegi (Shots will be fired).” A few seconds later, a gunshot is fired and the woman is seen falling to the floor while holding her face. The other dancer rushes to her side.
This video is from UP's Chitrakoot .The lady was performing at a wedding and was shot by a man , possibly drunk, because she stopped after the music system development a glitch. She took a bullet in the jaw , hospitalised in Kanpur. @chitrakootpol says trying to make arrests pic.twitter.com/f9vVYopcYL— Alok Pandey (@alok_pandey)December 6, 2019
The woman was reportedly struck in her jaw by the bullet. The incident took place during a wedding in the village of Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh state on 1 December.
Chitrakoot police have been criticised on social media for taking action too slowly. India Today editor Shiv Aroor tweeted: “This belated action is thanks to media attention on the viral video.”
The woman, who was reportedly performing at the wedding, died at the scene. Four other guests, including her 11-year-old daughter, were injured by the rogue bullets and hospitalised.
Celebratory gunfire is culturally accepted in some parts of the world, but is known to result in death and injury from stray bullets.