Haryana folk singer shot six times to death near Panipat


Delhi, Oct 18: A 22-year-old singer, was shot dead on Tuesday while returning home in Delhi after a performance in Haryana’s Panipat, around 86 km away.

According to the police, deceased Harshita Dahiya was shot six times in her neck and forehead and died on spot, the police said.

The singer, who specialized in Haryana folk songs, was returning to Delhi after a show at a village in Panipat. Around 4 pm, two men in a black car allegedly overtook her car and blocked her way. harshita-dahiya-murder

“A car overtook her vehicle near Chamrara village and forced it to stop,” senior police officer Desh Raj told news agency Press Trust of India.

The men told the driver and Harshita Dahiya’s two companions, including another singer to step out of the car after which they then firing.

They shot seven times at her and fled away.Noticing that Harshita Dahiya had recently shared a mobile video on social media alleging death threats and had declared that she was not afraid.

While it is not known if she had filed a complaint to the police.

Reports suggest that the police suspect a gangster-related to the singer, who is currently in the Tihar Jail in Delhi. The gangster, Dinesh, is Harshita Dahiya’s brother-in-law and the man she had accused of raping her in a police complaint in 2014.

Harshita’s mother was killed the same year. She accused Dinesh, who was convicted and jailed.

Harshita was known for her Haryanvi ‘Ragini’ songs and was also a dancer. She had lived in Delhi’s Narela for three years.

Wefornews Bureau

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