Chandigarh, March 15 (IANS) International kabaddi player Sandeep Singh from Nangal Ambiyan village was shot dead by assailants during a match at Malian village in Jalandhar district on Monday.
At least 20 bullets were pumped into his head and chest. The disturbing video of the crime went viral.
Hailing from Nangal Ambian village in Shahkot, Sandeep was a professional circle kabaddi player and played in the stopper position. He had ruled the sport for more than a decade and played in Canada, the US and the UK, other than Punjab.
He is survived by his wife and two sons, who are currently in England, where he was settled.
As per initial reports, Sandeep was one of the biggest organisers of circle kabaddi tournaments in the region. Settled in England, Sandeep had come to India to attend some weddings and host kabaddi tournaments.
The former Indian kabaddi player hailed from Nangal Ambian village in Shahkot.
He had started his career playing state-level matches and was known as ‘Gladiator’ by his fans.