Punjabi singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead in a firing incident at Jawaharke in Mansa district on Sunday.
“Three people were brought to the hospital, of whom Sidhu Moosewala was dead. After giving primary treatment, the two injured have been referred to a higher institute for further treatment,” Dr Ranjeet Rai was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
The incident happened a day after the Punjab Police ordered the withdrawal of his security along with more than 420 people, including former MLAs, Jathedars of two Takhts, heads of Deras, and police officers.
Voicing its solace, Congress said Moose Wala’s “murder” came as a terrible shock to the party and the nation. “The murder of Shri Sidhu Moose Wala, Congress candidate from Punjab & a talented musician, has come as a terrible shock to the Congress party & the entire nation. Our deepest condolences to his family, fans & friends. We stand united & undeterred, at this time of extreme grief,” the party tweeted from its official handle.