Police in Haryana say that Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu on Tuesday died in a road accident near Sonipat.
Sidhu was named in the last year’s 26 January farmers’ march near Red Fort which turned violent.
According to Punjab Express website, Sidhu was travelling in a Scorpio jeep on Kundli highway close to the site of the farmers’ protest near Singhu border when his vehicle rammed into a stationary container parked on the roadside. The accident reportedly took place at 9.30 PM on Tuesday.
Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu dies in a road accident near Sonipat in Haryana, confirms Sonipat Police. Details awaited.
He was also earlier named as an accused in the 2021 Red Fort violence case. pic.twitter.com/CoLh8ObkJJ
— ANI (@ANI) February 15, 2022
There are reports that his girlfriend from the US was also in the car but she escaped unhurt. Sidhu was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead.
Deep was travelling from Delhi to Bhatinda in Punjab, which goes to polls on 20 February in a single phase.
Fans have been expressing their condolences at the tragic death of Deep.
Shocked to hear the news of #deepsidhu passing away.
Died in a road accident.
The Sikh Kaum has lost another diamond who spoke about Punjab and Sikhi with passion and meant what he said.
May Waheguru gives him another opportunity as a Gursikh to finish what he started ????????
— Dalbag Sandhu (@khalas_fauj) February 15, 2022
Rest in Power Deep Sidhu. Prayers for the family. Gone too soon.
— Amaan (@amaanbali) February 15, 2022
Shocking news about Deep Sidhu. Whether you agreed with him or not, his was a unique and new kind of voice in Punjab’s tired political discourse.
He received a lot of misguided abuse, but most will remember him for his hard work to mobilise youth support for the Kisan morcha.
— smg (@sialmirzagoraya) February 15, 2022