Moose Wala was an iconic Punjabi musician who mixed hip-hop, rap, and folk music. He began as a lyricist before a successful song in 2017 propelled his singing career, making him well recognized among the Indian and Punjabi diaspora in nations such as the UK and Canada. He worked closely with producer Steel Banglez and collaborated with many U.K artists.
Sidhu Moose Wala died from being shot by unidentified people when he was traveling in the northern Indian state of Punjab, Mansa district, on Sunday evening (May 29). (May 29).
Punjab’s chief minister, Bhagwant Mann, has requested a probe into the incident, which a high court judge will reportedly lead.
Opposition leaders have questioned why Sidhu’s security cover was scaled back on.
Police reported that Moose Wala’s security had been cut to two commandos from four. However, those officers weren’t riding with the ‘265’ singer when he was attacked.
The musician turned politician was among around 400 people in Punjab whose security detail was withdrawn or reduced back by the government in recent times. Two others were injured in the attack.
Sidhu Moose Wala, 28, was transported to the hospital, where he was certified dead after being shot. The murder led to a political divergence in the state, with opposition leaders denouncing the administration and police.
On Sunday (May 29), state police head VK Bhawra allegedly revealed that a Canada-based mobster had claimed responsibility for the attack. However, Moose Wala’s family wanted an apology from Mr. Bhawra for connecting the death to gang rivalry without performing a fair inquiry.
On Monday (May 30), according to BBC, Mr. Bhawra published a statement and emphasized that he hadn’t indicated that Moose Wala was a “gangster or linked with gangsters.”
“One Goldy Brar has claimed responsibility on behalf of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang. The probe would look into all issues relating to the murder,” he stated, adding that he had been “misquoted” by some newspapers.
Twenty-four bullets shot murdered Indian musician Sidhu Moose Wala, health officials having access to his autopsy report. Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, also known as Sidhu Moose Wala, was shot by unidentified people while traveling on Sunday evening. He was 28. Thousands of supporters gathered outside his rural house to pay their respects. He was cremated on Tuesday.
Six persons have been apprehended in connection with the crime.
The attack occurred a day after the state administration trimmed his protection, and the murder has led to a political maelstrom, prompting huge outrage from supporters and opposition politicians. Punjab’s Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has ordered an inquiry – overseen by a high court judge – into the incident.
Video footage of his automobile revealed it was showered with bullets, with several of them piercing the windscreen and the hood.
A preliminary post-mortem done by a team of five physicians found bullet marks on Moose Wala’s chest, feet, and abdomen, sources in Punjab state’s health department informed BBC Punjabi. A senior health official stated a medical team would perform a full study of the injury marks.
On Tuesday, tens of thousands of mourners gathered outside the rapper’s home in Moosa, Mansa district, to attend his cremation. Many police officers were deployed to maintain the ceremony’s tranquility.
The village where tens of thousands of the rapper’s followers from Delhi and the neighboring states of Haryana, Uttarakhand, and Himachal Pradesh paid their condolences. A couple and their six-year-old son were among them. The parents told the BBC that they had never met the rapper in person but adored his songs.
Since the morning, lengthy lines of mourners had formed outside the singer’s residence, accompanied by chanting “Long live Sidhu Moosa Wala.” According to our correspondent, it was evident from the emotions we observed today how much people loved Moose Wala.
Sunday, state police head VK Bhawra stated that a Canadian mobster claimed responsibility for the attack. However, the family of Moose Wala demanded an apology from Mr. Bhawra for attributing the death to gang rivalry without conducting a thorough inquiry.
Mr. Bhawra reiterated in a statement issued on Monday that he had not claimed that Moose Wala was a “gangster or linked with gangsters.”
“A certain Goldy Brar has claimed responsibility for the Lawrence Bishnoi gang. The probe would examine all facets of the homicide, “he said. Leaders of the opposition have questioned why the singer’s security was reduced.
According to the police, Moose Wala’s security detail had been downsized from four to two commandos, and these policemen were not traveling with the musician when he was attacked. He was one of around 400 individuals in Punjab whose security detail was recently withdrawn or reduced by the government.
Monday, police teams from Punjab and the northern state of Uttarakhand arrested six individuals from Dehradun, according to police sources quoted by the news agency ANI. According to a senior Uttarakhand Police source who spoke to ANI, Punjab police were interrogating some of the detained persons.