A Punjabi rapper with ties to Toronto has been killed in India, according to some reports.
Local media reported that Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead in Punjab state on Sunday.
No suspicious information confirmed.
The 28-year-old attended Humber College as an international student and shot many of his music videos in Toronto.
The singer ran for the Punjab congress earlier this year but was defeated.
His murder came a day after his security details were removed from the police force after the government voted to remove security protections from Punjab politicians to crack down on VIP culture, according to reports.
Parminder Singh, community activist and Pujabi voice for the Toronto Raptors, said Wala’s death was a tragic loss for the Punjab community.
“It’s absolutely shocking and I feel the whole community has had that feeling and we all had a feeling of shock when we heard this news this morning,” he told CP24.
The singer is scheduled to perform in Mississauga in late July.
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