Dharminder Singh was an Indian professional kabaddi player.
Dharminder Singh was born in Patiala, Punjab, India. He celebrated his birthday on 26 June of every year. His zodiac sign was Cancer. He attended local government school in Patiala for his primary and secondary education. Later, he got himself enrolled at the Punjabi University Patiala, Punjab to pursue his higher education.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Dharminder Singh was born in a Jaat family in Patiala, Punjab.
Parents & Siblings
Not much information is available about his parents. His brother name is Gurwinder Singh.
Wife & Children
Dharminder was married and had two children. His daughter’s name is Noorveer and his son’s name is Guru Fateh.
Dharminder Singh chose to pursue a career in sports as a kid. He used to workout for 5 to 6 hours a day to enhance his muscles and flexibility. Later, he became a member of the Daun Kalan village kabaddi club and began playing Kabaddi. He began his career by competing in local Kabaddi tournaments.
On 5 April 2022, Dharminder Singh was shot dead after a clash between his village Daun Kalan and Theri village rival groups took place in front of Punjabi University in Patiala. According to the reports, he was chased by his rivalry group after he represented his villagers during a meeting with the rival group at a dhaba outside the campus. Later, he was shot dead on the road outside the University. Dharminder Singh, president of the Daun Kalan village kabaddi club, was also politically active. He had left the Shiromani Akali Dal in the run-up to the February 2022 Punjab assembly elections and campaigned for the Aam Aadmi Party in Ghanaur. He had canvassed for another kabbadi player, Gurlal Ghanaur. According to the sources, two of the accused are named Tejbir Singh and Harbir Singh, accompanied by one other. The group was drinking at a local restaurant store when they got into an argument, and the deceased reportedly assaulted them before they manhandled him. Later, the couple allegedly returned with a few more and assaulted him. One of them pulled out a gun and shot at Dharminder. Harpal Singh, Superintendent of Police (SP), Patiala informing about the incident said,
The incident happened at around 11.30 pm on Tuesday, when two groups had a heated argument. The argument took a violent turn and a gunshot was fired that wounded the victim, who died on the spot.”
He also added,
During investigation, it was revealed that another university student, identified as Harbir Singh, had personal enmity against the victim. Urban Estate police have registered an FIR against four suspects in the case. An investigation is underway to nab the accused.”
A video of the incident, captured on a girl’s phone, has gone popular on the internet. The video captures the whole encounter, which will aid authorities in their investigations.
Dharminder Singh murder case is linked to the another international kabaddi player Sandeep Singh Nangal Ambian murder which also took place almost a month back in Punjab. He was also shoot dead after four assailants in Jalandhar on 15 March 2022.
Reviewing the incidents, Chief Minister of Punjab, Bhagwant Mann, directed Punjab Police Commissioner VK Bhawra to form an anti-gangster task force (AGTF) led by an ADGP-rank officer. Mann, who presided over a high-level police department conference, emphasised the need of eradicating organised crime as a top priority. He told the officers that the police force will have the necessary people, equipment, and information technology, as well as appropriate funding, to disrupt the connection that has already spread its wings in the drug trade and kabaddi sport. Cricketer and politician Navjot Singh Sidhu took to twitter to question the law and order situation in Punjab. He tweeted,
Complete collapse of law & order in Punjab while CM busy seeking votes in Himachal’s cool breezes.. 2 more cold blood murders in Patiala today. On an average 3-4 murder taking place daily, people are in state of fear. Best way to discharge your duty is to dispense with it.”
Former Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh also took to Twitter and wrote,
Recent spike in incidents of violence in Punjab are very worrisome. @PunjabPoliceInd is perfectly capable of handling these situations, if they are given a free hand by the @PunjabGovtIndia to take strict action. No one should be allowed to disturb Punjab’s hard earned peace.”
Facts & Trivia
- Dharminder Singh, president of the Daun Kalan village kabaddi club, was also politically active. He had left the Shiromani Akali Dal in the run-up to the February 2022 Punjab assembly elections and campaigned for the Aam Aadmi Party in Ghanaur. He had canvassed for another kabbadi player, Gurlal Ghanaur.
- The kabbadi player enjoyed spending time in his village.