Our son’s voice cannot be silenced, say Sidhu Moosewala’s parents: The Tribune India
Chandigarh, July 17
Days after Canada-based mobster Goldy Brar claimed in a video that Sidhu Moosewala had offered him Rs 2 crore to spare his life, parents of the slain singer today said their son’s killers wanted to do it shut up, but his voice spread far and wide.
Helped people in need
My son may have developed an attitude, but he wasn’t arrogant. He was pained to see others suffer. He distributed hundreds of thousands of rupees to people for their medical treatment. Charan Kaur, Moosewala’s mother
“My son was a free-roaming lion. He did not hide his face like his killers,” Moosewala’s father, Balkaur Singh, said after unveiling a life-size statue of his son at Musa village of Mansa, where his last rites were performed.
“My son may have developed an attitude, but that happens when you get off base and are self-taught. But he wasn’t arrogant. He was pained to see others suffer. He handed out thousands of rupees to people for their medical treatment,” said Moosewala’s mother, Charan Kaur.
Gangster Brar is one of the masterminds behind the Moosewala murder case. The singer was shot dead by armed assailants in Mansa district on May 29.
Angry at the mobster’s claims, Balkaur Singh said his son’s social media followers had reached 16 million. “They wanted to silence his voice, but it got louder. My son never bowed to gangsters and their threats,” he said.
The parents further said that their “brave son” openly defied criminals. “His killers will suffer for their sins,” they added.
Brar had released a video on Friday, in which he claimed that the singer should not be called a “martyr”. “We rejected his offer of Rs 2 crore because he made too many mistakes and was responsible for the deaths of people dear to us,” he said in the video.