Sandeep Singh Nangal Ambian, an international-level kabaddi player, was shot dead during a kabaddi tournament at Mallian Khurd village in Nakodar in Jalandhar on Monday, said police. He was 40.
Sandeep was immediately rushed to a hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.
He was shot in the head by four armed assailants.
Police said when Sandeep came out of the tournament site, four unidentified assailants opened fire on him.
A video of the murder is now being widely circulated on social media.
In the video, some people are seen standing amidst trees shooting at someone who is not visible.
Jalandhar (Rural) Deputy Superintendent of Police (Nakodar) Lakhwinder Singh said the player comes from Nangal Ambiyan village in Shahkot, but was as settled in England.
He used to organise Kabaddi tournaments in the village.