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Ishmeet was murdered, say family members

india Updated: Aug 10, 2008 19:30 IST
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Family members of singing sensation Ishmeet Singh are not ready to accept his death occured due to drowning as described in his viscera report and have alleged he was murdered.

"I can't accept the viscera report since it does not say who attacked Ishmeet and drowned him in the swimming pool. How can anyone believe he could sink in a pool no more than six feet deep?" Gurpinder Singh, Ishmeet's father, said to reporters on Sunday.

Ishmeet's uncle Dr Charan Kamal Singh said the Voice of India contest winner was struck on the head before he drowned in the waters of a pool that was usually frequented by couples and not by single men.

The report did not mention who delivered the lethal blow, Charan Kamal said.

He has asked the Punjab Chief Minister, Prakash Singh Badal, to take up the matter with the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, and initiate a high level inquiry into Ishmeet's death.

The family on Sunday held prayers at Harmandar Sahib (Golden Temple) here for the departed teenager.

"I remember how Ishmeet offered prayers here after winning the Voice of India contest. We have now gathered here to pray for his departed soul," Gurpinder said.