CHANDIGARH: International Kabaddi player Sandeep Nangal was shot dead on Monday evening by four assailants in Punjab’s Jalandhar district as he was coming out of a tournament site, police said.
Nangal, along with his family, was settled in England but he used to organise Kabaddi tournaments in Punjab.
Police said that when Sandeep came out of the tournament site, four unidentified assailants opened fire at him. Police suspect eight to 10 bullets were pumped into the Kabaddi player. The Deputy Superintendent of Police said 10 empty bullet shells were found from the spot.
A video of the firing incident also went viral on social media. Police said further investigation was under way.
Shiromani Akali Dal leader Sukhbir Singh Badal condemned the murderous attack and demanded action against the killers.
ਕਬੱਡੀ ਦੇ ਹੋਣਹਾਰ ਖਿਡਾਰੀ, ਸੰਦੀਪ ਨੰਗਲ ਅੰਬੀਆਂ ‘ਤੇ ਹੋਏ ਕਾਤਲਾਨਾ ਹਮਲੇ ਦੀ ਮੈਂ ਸਖ਼ਤ ਸ਼ਬਦਾਂ ‘ਚ ਨਿਖੇਧੀ ਕਰਦਾ ਹਾਂ। ਉਸ ਦਾ ਬੇਵਕਤੀ… https://t.co/InLv927aKM
— Sukhbir Singh Badal (@officeofssbadal) 1647275409000
“I strongly condemn the murderous attack on Sandeep Nangal Ambiyan, a promising Kabaddi player. His untimely demise is a never ending loss to the Kabaddi world. Condolences to Sandeep’s family and kabaddi lovers, I demand immediate arrest of the killers,” he tweeted in Punjabi.
(With inputs from agencies)
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