Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Jawaharke village on Sunday, May 29.


Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Jawaharke village on Sunday, May 29.

A Punjabi singing sensation with fans across the globe, Sidhu Moose Wala made his electoral debut earlier this year as a Congress candidate from Punjab’s Mansa in the state Assembly elections.

Although his campaigns drew huge crowds – very much like his music concerts – the 27-year-old rapper lost to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Dr Vijay Singla with a margin of 63,323 votes.

On Sunday, 29 May, Moose Wala was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Jawaharke village of Mansa district – a day after Punjab Police withdrew his security as part of the Bhagwant Mann-led AAP government’s crackdown on VIP.

Moose Wala had at least four cases against him – two of which were related to flaunting guns in his songs.

Two of Moose Wala’s viral videos showed him training to use an AK-47. In one, he was with five police officers while, in the other, he seemed to be using a private pistol.

Moose Wala had been booked under two sections of the Arms Act. According to NDTV, Moose Wala was also accused of glorifying caste divides in his videos.

In an interview to News18 Punjab, he had alleged that he was being targeted by news channels and some lawyers.

He was a bitter rival of singer Karan Aujla who have taken pot shots at each other through their songs.

After the loss, he had talked about his defeat in his latest song ‘Scapegoat’ on YouTube. As he called out the ‘double standards’ of the voters, the song created a fresh row.

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