The bullet-riddled body of a budding Punjabi singer, Navjot Singh, 22, was found in Dera Bassi late Sunday night. Navjot, who had recently released two singles, was on his way home in Behra village.
His body was found past midnight at a vacant plot near a factory on the outskirts of the village, about 50 meters from where his car was parked.
Navjot’s body was found in a pool of blood with five gunshot wounds near a factory plot past midnight on Sunday. His Nissan Micra car was found parked nearby. He was shot in the chest from close range. A murder case was registered against unidentified persons. The police ruled out robbery as the reason for the killing since nothing had been taken away from his person. Since he was a struggling artiste, extortion by gangsters was also ruled out.
The singer, aged around 22, was living in a rented apartment in S.A.S. Nagar, adjoining Chandigarh. He had called up his mother minutes before he was killed and told her that he was returning home in Behra village. The family began searching when he did not return home.