Moose Wala, the Indian singer-politician, has been shot dead in Punjab. Wala was shot a day after his security was withdrawn by the government.
Hindustan Times reported that he was shot on Sunday evening inside his car in the Jawaharke village of Mansa district while travelling with two other men who were also reported to have sustained injuries.
It is understood that Wala was brought dead to the Civil Hospital in Mansa after the gunshots.
Canada-based Goldy Brar and jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi have been named by the state police in the killing.
The murder, which is being attributed to inter-gang rivalry, has shocked the state, triggering a fresh political row.
The development comes a day after Moose Wala’s security was scaled down in a move that has brought the Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Singh Mann’s government under huge criticism from the opposition.