Popular Bhojpuri folk singer Nisha Upadhyay has been brought to Max Hospital in Patna after being shot during a celebratory gunfire, according to the report. The incident happened at Bihar’s Chapra where Nisha was performing a live performance at a cultural event. Reportedly, the singer’s left thigh has been injured.
According to reports, the incident happened during Yagnopavit, a rite where the Brahmans wear the sacred thread. There is a video online showing Nisha playing the drums minutes before the firing started at the occasion. She appears to be in good health.
The local police officer said, they had received the information about the incident but there were no written complaints filed about it. The police officer added, they have started the investigation and are looking into the matter that who was engaged in the shooting and how the rounds were fired.
Celebratory gunfire is incorrect, and everyone should be aware of that, said Art and Culture Minister Jitendra Kumar Rai. He also added, people need to know that celebratory gunfire, even with legal firearms, at public events, houses of worship, weddings, or other celebrations is illegal.
However, the Lok Sabha has approved the Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which was led by the home minister Amit Shah. As per the bill, it guarantees that individuals who use firearms carelessly or hastily, including in celebratory shooting, would be penalised with up to two years in prison, a fine up to ₹1 lakh, or both.
As per the latest information, Nisha’s health is stable. The singer is a resident of Gaur Basant village in Saran, Bihar, and she frequently performs at different cultural events in the city. Le Le Aaaye Coca Cola, Navkar Mantra, Dholida Dhol Re Vagad, and Hasi Hasi Jaan Marela are a few of her best-known songs.
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