The 24-year-old player Sukhvinder Singh was returning home after practice when he was shot dead last evening. "Two persons on a scooter shot dead Sukhwinder with a pistol near his house on Tuesday evening," a police official said.

The crime was captured on a CCTV installed at a nearby house. In the CCTV footage, Sukhvinder is seen talking to someone on his mobile while returning home. Two unidentified assailants on a scooter approached him and then fired shots at him in his chest and forehead following which he fell on the ground.

Police said a murder case has been registered against unidentified persons and a hunt has been launched to nab the killers.

According to the parents of the deceased, Sukhvinder did not have personal enmity with anyone.

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