An autopsy report revealed that Sidhu Moose Wala was the victim of 24 bullets.
Shubhdeep Sidhu, 28, was killed while driving with two people in his jeep in Jhawahar Ke, Mansa district.
Local media reported that he was shot in the leg and chest with most of his bullets.
In connection to his murder, the Punjab police have taken into custody people.
VK Bhawra (the state’s top cop) stated that the initial investigation had revealed that the murder was linked to “inter-gang rivalry.”
The shooting was done one day after the security of the performer was taken away by the Punjab government in an effort to combat so-called VIP culture. Fans and leaders of the opposition were outraged by the move on social media.
A probe led by a high court judge was ordered by Bhagwant Mann, the Chief Minister of Punjab.
Thousands of people gathered at Moose Wala’s village of Moosa in tribute to the singer who was cremated Tuesday.
As part of a local ritual, he was dressed as a bride for the ceremony.
Fans were shocked to hear of his death. Many paid tribute via social media, including Indian politicians and artists such as Drake, MIST, and Burna Boy.
Moose Wala began his career as a songwriter, before the hit song So High in 2018, which he released in 2018, catapulted him into a singing career. He is well-known among the Indian diaspora living in the UK and Canada.
He was hailed as a pioneer in his community and collaborated with UK artists MIST and StefflonDon on track 47. The track has amassed 33 million views on YouTube.
He was also the first Indian singer at Wireless Festival, and won four BritAsia TV Music Awards awards.
In 2022, he unsuccessfully ran for the election of Indian Congress party candidate in Punjab elections.
Moose Wala’s last track, The Last Ride, is said to be a tribute for American rapper Tupac Shakur, who was also killed in a car accident.