Kabaddi international Sandeep Nangal is shot dead

The
incident
took
place
on
the
sidelines
of
a
kabaddi
tournament
at
Mallian
Kalan
village
of
Shahkot.

Jalandhar
(Rural)
Deputy
Superintendent
of
Police
(Nakodar)
Lakhwinder
Singh
said
the
40-year-old
player
hailed
from
Nangal
Ambiyan
village
in
Shahkot.
But
he,
along
with
his
family,
was
settled
in
England.

Sandeep
used
to
organise
kabaddi
tournaments
in
Punjab.
Police
said
when
Sandeep
came
out
of
the
tournament
site,
four
unidentified
assailants
opened
fire
on
him.

Police
suspect
eight
to
10
bullets
were
pumped
into
the
kabaddi
player.
The
Deputy
Superintendent
of
Police
said
10
empty
bullet
shells
were
found
from
the
spot.

After
Sandeep
was
shot,
he
was
taken
to
a
hospital
in
Nakodar
where
he
was
declared
dead,
said
police.
A
video
of
the
firing
incident
also
went
viral
on
social
media.
Police
said
further
investigation
was
underway.


(Agencies
adds)

Sandeep
ruled
the
kabaddi
world
for
more
than
a
decade
and
plied
his
trade
in
Canada,
USA,
UK,
other
than
Punjab.

Tournament
organizers
said
that
while
the
event
was
going
on,
Sandeep
had
gone
to
drop
some
of
his
friends,
where
as
soon
as
he
got
the
opportunity,
some
armed
unidentified
miscreants
started
firing
at
him.

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