Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, better known by his stage name Sidhu Moose Wala, was killed on Sunday evening while driving his car in Mansa, a district in Punjab state, northern India. Moose Wala, 28, was taken to hospital where he was declared dead.
Indian police are investigating the murder of a popular Punjabi rapper a day after he was shot.
Punjab state’s top police official VK Bhawra said the initial investigation had revealed the killing to be the result of an inter-gang rivalry.
A day before the attack, the Punjabi government had pulled security cover for more than 400 individuals, including Moose Wala, in an attempt to clamp down on VIP culture, local media reports said.
Moose Walawho blended hip-hop, rap and folk music, started off as a songwriter before a hit song in 2017 catapulted his singing career, making him well known among the Indian and Punjabi diaspora in countries including the UK and Canada.