Harshita Dahiya shot in Panipat: Haryana singer's sister blames her husband for murder

Twenty-two-year-old Haryanvi singer Harshita Dahiya was shot dead by unknown assailants on Tuesday evening, at Chamrara village in Haryana's Panipat district

FP Staff October 18, 2017 10:26:14 IST
Harshita Dahiya shot in Panipat: Haryana singer's sister blames her husband for murder

A day after twenty-two-year-old Haryanvi singer Harshita Dahiya was shot dead by unknown assailants at Chamrara village in Haryana's Panipat district, her sister accused her husband of committing the crime.

According to India Today, her sister Lata blamed her husband and said that she was killed because she was a witness in her mother's murder case.

The incident took place at around 4 pm on Tuesday when Dahiya was returning in her car after a performance at Chamrara village along with three others. Two men stopped the vehicle and opened fire before fleeing the scene, Hindustan Times reported.

Harshita Dahiya shot in Panipat Haryana singers sister blames her husband for murder

File image of Harshita Dahiya. YouTube screengrab

"When she was returning, a black car overtook her vehicle near Chamrara and forced it to stop," Panipat DSP Desh Raj said.

He said the youths asked the two assistants and the driver of the singer to come out of the car, and then shot Dahiya in the vehicle.

The assailants fired seven bullets, out of which six bullets hit Harshita's forehead and neck, police said, adding that the youths are yet to be identified.

A murder case had been registered and investigations are underway, the DSP said.

NDTV reported that Dahiya had recently posted a mobile video on social media, in which she alleged that she was getting death threats, but that said she was not afraid. It is not yet known if she had alerted the police regarding the threat to her life.

Dahiya was living in Narela in New Delhi.

With inputs from PTI

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