Sidhu Moose Wala, the Punjabi singer and rapper who was shot dead in India, was hit by 24 bullets, an autopsy report has found.
The 28-year-old, formally known as Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, was killed on Sunday when he drove his jeep with two passengers in the village of Jhawahar Ke in the Mansa district.
The autopsy showed he was holding most of the bullets to his chest and body while two bullets hit his leg, local media have reported.
Punjab police have arrested people in connection with his murder.
The state’s top police official, UK Bhawra, said the initial investigation had revealed that the murder was linked to “rivalry between gangs”.
De shooting took place a day after the safety of the popular artist was removed by the Punjab government as part of efforts to tackle so-called ‘VIP culture’. The movement caused scandal on social media of fans and opposition leaders.
An inquiry led by a Supreme Court judge has been ordered by Punjab’s Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann.
Thousands of people gathered in Moose Wala’s hometown of Moosa to pay their respects to the singer, who was cremated on Tuesday.
He was dressed as a bridegroom for the ceremony as part of a local ritual when a young unmarried man dies.
His murder came as a shock to fans, with those paying homage on social media including Indian politicians and artists like Drake, MIST and Burna Boy.
Moose Wala began as a songwriter before hit song So High catapulted his singing career in 2018, making him famous among the Indian and Punjabi diaspora in countries including the United Kingdom and Canada
Described as a pioneer for his community, he has collaborated with UK artists MIST, Stefflon Don and Steel Banglez on track 47, which has garnered 33 million views on YouTube.
He also made history when he became the first Indian singer to perform at Wireless Festival and won four awards at BritAsia TV Music Awards.
He stood unsuccessfully for the election as a candidate for Indian Congress party in the 2022 Punjab elections.
Moose Wala’s latest track The Last Ride would be a tribute to American rapper Tupac Shakur, who was also shot dead in a car.
Sidhu Moose Wala: Autopsy reveals he was shot 24 times or six arrested in connection with singer’s murder | World news
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