Popular Indian rapper Sidhu Moose Wala was fatally shot just a day after his security cover was withdrawn.
The rapper Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, 28, popularly known as Sidhu Moose Wala was shot on Sunday evening, May 29, while driving his car in Mansa, a community in Punjab state, northern India.
Authorities of India are seriously investigating to find the murderer.
Moose Wala was driving with two of his friends in an SUV to the village Jawahar Ke in Punjab when they were attacked.
The rapper’s SUV was sprayed with bullets and he was found slumped on his seat and bleeding heavily. He was taken to hospital where he was declared dead.
Punjab police said that the attack seemed to be due to a gang war. Police also said that a Canada-based gangster has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Punjab DGP VK Bhawra told the media, “Lawrence Bishnoi gang is involved in this murder. Lucky, a member of the gang has taken responsibility from Canada,”
He said the name of Moose Wala’s manager Shaganpreet had figured in the murder of one Vicky Middukhera last year.
The police murder appeared to be in retaliation for Middukhera’s murder.
The singer had faced criticism from several quarters for promoting gun culture in his songs. He had also been booked for allegedly promoting violence through his song ”Sanju’.