Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala shot dead in Mansa, suspect arrested from Uttarakhand

The suspect had been hiding among pilgrims who are part of the Hemkund Sahib yatra in the mountains when a joint Punjab and Uttarakhand police team detained him

By: News Desk
Published: 06:14 PM, 29 May, 2022
Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala shot dead in Mansa, suspect arrested from Uttarakhand
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Sidhu Moosewala, Congress leader and Punjabi singer, was shot dead in an attack near Jawaharke village at Mansa district on Sunday afternoon. Two other people were injured in the firing, as per the Indian media reports. 

A bullet hit Sidhu Moosewala while he was in his Mahindra Thar, which he was driving. Sidhu was taken to the hospital where he was declared dead. 

The incident happened just a day after Punjab withdrew the security of 424 people, including Mr Moosewala.In the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections, Sidhu Moosewala had contested from Mansa on a Congress ticket. He was defeated by Aam Aadmi Party's Dr Vijay Singla.

The assailants have not been identified yet.

In a latest development, a suspect in the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala has been detained in Uttarakhand, police sources have said today. The suspect had been hiding aamong pilgrims who are part of the Hemkund Sahib yatra in the mountains when a joint Punjab and Uttarakhand police team detained him, they said, adding the suspect is being taken to Punjab now.

The suspect detained from Dehradun today is a member of Lawrence Bishnoi gang, who has claimed responsibility for the singer's killing, sources have said.

Five more suspects have been detained from Uttarakhand. All of them are being taken to Punjab.

Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead while he was driving his SUV in Punjab's Mansa yesterday.

Sidhu Moose Wala's murder appears to be in retaliation to Middukhera's killing, the police chief claimed but the family of the Moosewala demanded apology from Police for such claimed..

Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu (11 June 1993–29 May 2022, better known by his stage name Sidhu Moose Wala, was an Indian singer, rapper, songwriter, actor and politician associated with Punjabi music and Punjabi cinema.

Sidhu started his career as a songwriter for the song "License" by Ninja, and began his singing career on a duet song titled "G Wagon". Following his debut, he collaborated with Brown Boyz for various tracks which were released by Humble Music.

He gained wide attention with his track "So High". In fall 2018, he released his debut album PBX 1, which peaked at 66th on Billboard Canadian Albums chart. Following the album, he started releasing his songs independently. Also, his single "47" was ranked on UK Singles Chart. 

In 2020, Sidhu was named by The Guardian among the 50 new artists.

Ten of his songs have peaked on UK Asian chart, two of which have topped the chart. His "Bambiha Bole" entered in top five on Global YouTube music chart.

2021, Moose Wala released Moosetape, tracks from which charted globally including Canadian Hot 100, UK Asian, and New Zealand Hot charts. He had faced legal challenges for promoting gun culture and using inflammatory and inciting lyrics in his songs.

Sidhu hails from the village of Moosa in Mansa district of Punjab, India.

He was born in a Sikh family, to father Bhola Singh and mother Charan Kaur. He studied at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana and graduated in Electrical Engineering in 2016. He had also performed at DAV College fest.

Moose Wala admires and was influenced by rapper Tupac Shakur. He started listening hip-hop music from sixth grade, and learned music skills from Harvinder Bittu in Ludhiana.

He had close relations with his parents, and has released tracks titled "Dear Mama" and "Bapu". 

In 2020, he featured in "Old Skool", sung by Prem Dhillon. The song was followed by "Tibeyan Da Putt", which topped the iTunes charts and was ranked at number 8 on the Apple Music charts in India.