Famous Punjabi singer Parmish Verma and a friend, identified as Kulwant Singh, were shot on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday at the entrance of Sector 74 in Mohali.
Both Verma and his friend are out of danger and are currently undergoing treatment in a private room in Fortis Hospital, Mohail. A police source said Verma’s knee was injured in the firing.
Verma and his friend were on their way back home in Mohali from Elante mall after attending a promotional event.
Parmish Verma is a famous Punjabi singer with his smash hit ‘Gaal ni kadni’ having been viewed over 118 million times on YouTube. Released last year, the rising popularity of the song coincides with the near-rout of gangsters from the state in the last few months.
More recently, his single Shada has also turned out to be a hit, with over 27 million views on YouTube. The song was released three weeks ago.
Police investigation is underway, following which they will take statements from the injured. A case has been registered at the Phase 1 Mohali police station.
Punjabi gangster behind shooting?
A man by the name of Dilpreet Singh Dhahan is claiming to be behind Verma’s shooting. Dhahan uploaded a status on his Facebook page, along with a picture of himself holding a pistol and another picture of Verma with a cross drawn on it.