Sukha Barewal Age, Death, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Death Date: 08/05/2023
Age: 40 Years
Death Cause: Shot Dead

Sukha Barewal

Other nameSukha Barewalia [1]PTC News
Real nameSukhpreet Singh [2]The Times of India
NicknameSukh [3]Facebook – Sukha Barewal
Physical Stats & More
[4]The Tribune Height in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in feet & inches- 6’
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear, 1983
BirthplaceBarewal Awana, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Date of Death8 May 2023
Place of DeathJoginder Nagar, Haibowal, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Age (at the time of death) 40 Years
Death CauseMurder (Shot Dead) [5]The Times of India
Nationality Indian
HometownBarewal Awana, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Married
Marriage Date28 December 2016
Sukha Barewal's wedding photo
Wife/SpouseAmita Sukh
Sukha Barewal and his wife
ChildrenAccording to some sources, he had a son named Ankush Singh.
ParentsFather- Baldev Singh
Mother- Name Not Known

A photo of Sukha Barewal and his wife

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sukha Barewal

  • Sukha Barewal was an Indian gangster from Punjab. On 8 May 2023, he was shot dead by one of his rivals named Rohit Malhotra in Ludhiana, Punjab, India. [6]The Times of India He was considered one of the most wanted gangsters in Ludhiana, Punjab, India. [7]Hindustan Times
  • In childhood, he joined an akhara in Ludhiana, Punjab. He started practising as a wrestler there. At akhara, he met Sanjiv who was the son of sub-inspector Surjit Chand Sharma. While practising wrestling together, they became good friends. Apart from wrestling, they also started involving in various criminal activities.
  • Later, a local private security agency approached the head of akhara, where Sukha was practising wrestling. The officials of the security agency gave a job offer to the boys of the akhara to work as security guards and bouncers for their agency. In a media conversation, Sukha said,

    We have toiled in the “akhara” mud since our childhood. I was conscious of the fact that wrestlers are not on the priority list of the government and sports promoters. Hence, the job here is a dream come true. We came to know about the employment opportunity through our head at the “akhara” who was approached by a local private security agency. The agency was looking for physically fit and good communicators to man malls in the city. The terms of the agreement and the payment suited us and we accepted the job.”

  • Even after getting a job, he was more inclined towards criminal activities. Gradually, he formed his own gang and carried on numerous criminal activities like robbery, murder, extortion, and possessing illegal arms.
  • In 2005, he was arrested by the Punjab Police in the murder case of two men named Deepu and Bhola Ram. He had murdered them and dumped their bodies into Sidhwan Canal, Ludhiana. However, he was released on bail.

    Sukha Barewal arrested by Punjab Police

    Sukha Barewal arrested by Punjab Police

  • In 2012, he was again arrested by the Punjab Police in an attempt to murder cases of Amandeep Asa in Dhandran Road, Ludhiana and Jagdeep Chahal (NRI) in Model Town, Ludhiana. He was again released on bail.
  • In 2013, he had an open-fire war with one of his rival gangs.
  • In 2014, Sukha, along with gang members, robbed a man named Kewal Krishan (Jimmy). They were arrested by local police for robbing Mahindra Verito car, Rs 2 lakh, and gold jewellery from Kewal at gunpoint. While addressing the media, a senior police official PS Gill talked about their arrest. PS Gill said,

    Sukha was involved in 39 theft cases across the state of which nearly 13 were in Ludhiana, he added. Sub-inspector Harbans Singh in-charge Anti Narcotic Cell, Ludhiana along with a police team was on patrolling duty on Hambran Road. Around 5.30 am a Mahindra Verito with registration no PB-09T-4488 was seen coming from the village Hambran side. Police signalled the vehicle to stop but instead, the accused tried to flee hitting on-duty policemen. However, police arrested them after a chase.”

  • Sukha once had a fight with his wrestler friend Sanjiv. During the fight, Sukha raised his hand on Sanjiv. Sanjiv took it as an insult and decided to take revenge from Sukha. Sanjiv planned Sukha’s murder, and on 22 May 2016, at Sukha’s rented apartment in Star Colony of Barewal, Ludhiana, Sanjiv fired six bullets at him, out of which four hit Sukha on his body. Sukha was then immediately rushed to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, and he survived. [8]Hindustan Times Later, while briefing the media about the incident, a police official said,

    Sukha is a notorious gangster and facing trial in 19 cases including murder, attempt to murder, loot and robbery. Sunny, who was once Sukha’s aide, also possesses a criminal record. Three criminal cases have been registered against him at different police stations.”

  • In April 2022, Sukha was again attacked by some goons. He was kidnapped by them in a car. However, he saved himself by jumping off the running car.
  • Sukha was under trial in 23 criminal cases in 2023. Some of the cases filed against him were:
  1. FIR No.62/2012 u/s 307 IPC PS Model Town, Ludhiana
  2. FIR No.197/2005 u/s 302, 307 IPC PS Division No.7, Ludhiana
  3. FIR No.49/2010 u/s 353, 186 IPC PS Division No.5, Ludhiana
  4. FIR No.97/2010 u/s 308, 323, 324 IPC PS Division No.1, Ludhiana
  5. FIR No.78/2005 u/s 457, 380 IPC PS Haibowal, Ludhiana
  6. FIR No.116/2005 u/s 454, 380 IPC PS Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana
  7. FIR No.47/2010 u/s 307, 382 IPC PS Haibowal, Ludhiana
  8. FIR No.234/2013 u/s 382, 398 IPC, 25 Arms Act PS Salem Tabri, Ludhiana
  9. FIR No.67/2012 u/s 307 IPC PS Dugri, Ludhiana
  10. FIR No.113 dated 23.11.2013 u/s 307 IPC, 25 Arms Act PS Noorpur Bedi, District Ropar
  11. FIR No.67 dated 13.08.2012 u/s 307 IPC, 25 Arms Act PS Dugri, Ludhiana
  12. FIR No.122/2009 u/s 15 NDPS Act PS Raikot
  13. FIR No.129/2008 u/s 307, 452, 323, 324 IPC PS Sadar Jagraon
  14. FIR No.79/2006 u/s 326, 324 IPC PS Raikot
  15. FIR No.57/2009 u/s 307, 429 IPC, 25 ARms Act PS Mehal Kalan
  16. FIR No.34/2008 u/s 307, 323, 324, 148, 149 IPC PS Mehal Kalan District Barnala
  17. FIR No.11/2010 u/s 336 IPC, 25 Arms Act PS Mehal Kalan District Barnala
  18. FIR No.159/2009 u/s 307 IPC PS City Barnala
  19. FIR No.35/2007 u/s 326 IPC PS Kalian Wali
  20. FIR No.13/2012 u/s 452, 337, 148, 149 IPC PS Thuliwal
  21. FIR No.41/2012 u/s 399, 402 IPC, 25 Arms Act PS Mehal Kalan
  22. FIR No.55/2013 u/s 326 IPC, 25 Arms Act PS Rureke District Barnala
  23. FIR No.109/2006 u/s 323, 324, 148, 149 IPC PS Raikot, District Jagraon
  24. FIR No.15/2007 u/s 336, 341, 427, 506 IPC PS Raikot District Jagraon
  25. FIR No.57/2012 u/s 325, 34 IPC PS Sadar Raikot District Jagraon
  • On 8 May 2023, he went to his friend’s home to resolve his issues with one of his friend-turned-rivals Rohit Malhotra. However, the discussion turned into an ugly spat, and in the series of bullet fires by Sukha and Rohit, Sukha died after a bullet hit him. Whereas, Rohit had an injury on his eye. [9]The Times of India