Punjabi singer Parmish Verma sustained injuries after he was shot by unidentified assailants on Friday night near his home in Mohali.
Police officials said they had rushed to the ‘Gaal Ni Kadni’ singer’s home after they received a phone call from the singer asking for help. In a statement, a top Mohali police official said that the assailants had arrived in a white Toyota Fortuner SUV. The police official said that they were reviewing CCTV footage obtained from the spot as part of the investigation into the incident.
Verma was returning home accompanied by a friend and a bodyguard from an event at Chandigarh’s Elante mall. There are conflicting reports about the precise sequence of events of the shooting. Initial reports had suggested that the singer was shot in the leg by the assailants after he had sent his bodyguard home.
News agency IANS later reported that a white Hyundai Creta car had followed the singer’s Toyota SUV from Chandigarh. The car then stopped in front of Mr Verma’s SUV near Sector 74 in Mohali, which is when the assailants shot at the singer.
Verma’s friend was injured from the shooting as well.
The incident took place at around 12.30 am, according to the police official.
At around 4 am the same day, Dilpreet Singh Dhahan, a local gangster, took to social media to claim responsibility for the shooting.
In a Facebook post, the gangster said that Verma was “tried his best to escape, but eventually suffered.” The gangster said in the post that he had “warned” the singer, saying that their “face to face” meeting had cost him.