22-year-old Punjabi singer Navjot Singh found shot dead
The dead body of a budding Punjabi singer named Navjot Singh was discovered near Chandigarh on Sunday night. As per Punjab Police officials, his bullet-riddled body was found at a vacant plot near a factory in Dera Bassi by his family. The 22-year-old was on his way to his parents' house in Behra village.
He told his mother he'll be home in 5 minutes
Navjot called his mother at around 11:15 pm and informed that he would be reaching there in about five minutes. However, when he didn't arrive for hours, his family members launched a search for him in the nearby areas of their village. They then found his car parked near the factory with its back door opened. Navjot's body had four to five bullet marks.
His body has been sent for postmortem
"The body has been kept in the mortuary and postmortem is underway. A murder case under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered," said Dera Bassi station house officer (SHO) Mohinder Singh.
Navjot had recently released two singles
Navjot, who used to live in Mohali in a flat in Eco Towers, had sung two songs thus far. Notably, this is the second such incident in the past few days. Last month, popular Punjabi singer Parmish Verma was shot at by some unidentified persons. Fortunately, he was immediately admitted to a hospital and survived the attack.