Unidentified perpetrators shot dead a 35-year-old former Indian shooter from a point blank range at a public in Sector 27 on Sunday night. The accused four bullets into Sukhmanpreet Singh Sidhu alias Sippy who was a resident of Mohali.
The accused shot four bullets into Sukhmanpreet Sidhu alias Sippy who was a resident of Mohali. The man, running a legal firm in Sector 91 of Mohali, had left his house around 8.30 pm telling family members that he was going to buy vegetables from the grain market in Sector 26. His car was found parked near another park situated in Sector 27.
Sidhu wore many hats. He was a lawyer by profession, a shooter, secretary of the Punjab Paralympic Associations and associated with other state and national level institutes. Sidhu had won medals in shooting at the national level and had even participated in international events. Recently he was in Canada to participate in a shooting competition.
He belongs to a family of advocates, he completed his law degree about five years back and started his own private firm. One source claimed the killers used two weapons.
Police officials suspect contract killing, ruling out robbery as the motive. Sidhu’s cell phone, purse and other valuables were found intact. Jasmanpreet, the younger brother of the victim, said Sidhu did not have enmity with anyone.
Incidentally, about one-and-a-half months back, Sidhu had lodged a complaint with the Mohali police, alleging he was under threat and some unknown persons had hired contract killers to eliminate him. Surprisingly, local residents claimed they did not hear any gunshots. One of the passersby informed a police control room that a scuffle had broken out on in the park. When a police party visited the spot, Sidhu was found lying in a pool of blood around 11 pm.
Sidhu had recently got engaged and was to get married shortly. He had suddenly gone to Canada and returned on September 18.