On Sunday, people woke up to the news of Punjabi singer Parmish Verma being shot in Mohali. The singer popular for the track Gaal Ni Kadni, was shot at in Mohali while he was returning from a performance. Currently, his condition is said to be stable. He is being treated at the Fortis Hospital. He was shot in his knee near sector 9, Mohali by few unidentified assailants. They followed his car till the highway even after firing at him. Another team member, who was also with Parmish Verma, was also injured.
Why was Parmish Verma shot at?
A source close to Parmish’s team told TOI, “Parmish has been getting ransom calls for two months now. Since we had many shows lined up, we could not cancel them, so he had informed the police in Mohali about the calls. They were kept in the loop about the ransom calls and Parmish had been following what the police had told him to do while dealing with such calls.”
When he was shot, he was returning home from his performance at KMC in Delhi.
“On Friday, after midnight (12.30 AM on Saturday), Parmish and his team and bouncers left for his home. A Hyundai Creta began following them, but the bouncers and his team did not pay much attention to the car as they thought that it was just some fans who must be chasing Parmish for selfies. So they ignored it. His team and bouncers stopped at Parmish’s house, and after the payment was made to the bouncers, they left. Since Parmish had not eaten anything after the gig, he, his brother and Laadi decided to go to JW Marriot to eat. As they were heading to the hotel, they noticed that the same car was following them again. Unhone pehle gaadi ki speed badha li, but the car kept chasing them. Jaise hi yeh log Sector 91 enter karne wale thay, woh car inke ekdum paas aayi, aur unhone goliyan chala di. The attack was meant to kill him, but since the cars were moving, the bullet hit Parmish’s knee. Another bullet hit Laadi’s knee. They managed to reach the highway, but then the car stopped because a bullet had perhaps hit one of the tyres. The assailants’ car was still coming after them. They managed to hide somewhere and then called the SSP, who reached the location quickly and took them all to Fortis hospital,” the source added.
A gangster who goes by the name Dilpreet Singh Dahan, claimed the responsibility of the attack. Reacting to his claims, the source said, “There were around four -five people in their car. Parmish and his friends could not see anybody's face, so we can't be sure if it's the same person. That is the job of the police to find out.”
How the attack was carried out in the middle of the road?
“He and Laadi are both fine now. Many Punjabi singers came to visit him and they all were worried because how can you control thousands of fans? Unmein se koi bhi kuch bhi kar sakta hai. And I will not take names, but this is not the first time that an artist has received ransom calls. An artist is made by fans, how can he stop performing? Is it so easy to attack a singer in the middle of the road?” he said.
Parmish Verma is a Punjabi singer who is better known for his track Gaal Ni Kadni. He is also famous for transforming the way video songs are filmed. He made a debut in the field of music direction and later went into singing with the song Aah Le Chak Main Aa Gaya. He is a famous face in the Punjabi music industry. After the news of an attack over him broke out, his fans are praying for his speedy recovery.