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NATIONAL LEVEL SHOOTER, NAMANVEER SINGH BRAR, DISCOVERED DEAD WITH A GUNSHOT WOUND TO THE HEAD

On Monday morning (September 13), a completely unexpected occurrence prevailed in Punjab, when the country's top-level shooter, Namanveer Singh Brar, was discovered dead in Mohali. According to police officials, Brar committed suicide in Sector 71 of the city. Namanveer, 28, was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head. Gursher Singh Sandhu, the district of Mohali's deputy superintendent of police, stated that Namanveer was shot.


However, it is unknown if Brar committed suicide or died in an accident. “At this point, we cannot conclusively determine whether it was a suicide or an accident that resulted in flames. The body has been sent to the medical examiner for an autopsy, and the findings are expected shortly. We will be able to make a decision after the report is completed,” Sandhu added. Brar's family notified the police in reaction to the incident. When he was discovered dead, his Sector 71 residence in Mohali was determined to be vacant. Brar's achievement is noteworthy, as he competed in the World University Games' trap shooting competition and received a bronze medal. Brar's relatives said they have no idea why he may have opted to abandon his life. In a public hospital in Phase VI, following the post-mortem, a forensic investigation was conducted.


Dr. Brar, like his elder sister, Dr. Prabhsukhman Brar, is a trap shooter, as is his father, Harpreet Brar, while his mother is a housewife. The family migrated to Mohali in 2009 from Faridkot in Punjab.


Brar had placed third in the double trap team event at the World University Games in Gwangju before enrolling at Panjab University. Brar, Ankur Mittal, and Asgar Hussein Khan won bronze in the team event at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea, in 2015. He competed in the All India University Shooting Championships, where he won a bronze medal. He subsequently travelled to Poland to represent India, where he contributed to his country's bronze medal finish in the FISU World University Shooting Championship.


Brar earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Chandigarh's DAV College. Following completion of the postgraduate course, he enrolled in a three-year degree program at the Panjab University campus. Mohali's shooter frequently visited Patiala's Moti Bagh, Shooting Range, for practice. Brar competed in the trap event at the ISSF Delhi World Cup earlier this year, where he placed fourth in the Minimum Qualification Score category.


“Brar's death was a tremendous loss to the shooting community. It's terrible to learn of Namanveer's demise. He was gifted as a professional shooter, and I was a member of the Indian Universities squad that competed in the 2016 World University Games in Poland. As a consequence, he contributed to the team's bronze medal. His career as a basketball shooter demonstrated his commitment to and passion for the sport. This is heartbreaking to hear,” said Amanendra Mann, shooting coach at DAV College in Chandigarh.


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