Haryana: Singer Harshita Dahiya shot dead in Panipat village

Harshita Dahiya

Harshita Dahiya

Haryanvi folk singer and dancer Harshita Dahiya was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Panipat district of Haryana on Tuesday as she returned home after after a performance in a village.

Harshita Dahiya was shot when she was on her way back home in a vehicle at around 4 PM after her performance at a function in the village, police said.

The incident took place at around 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday evening.

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Panipat Superintendent of Police Rahul Sharma told Hindustan Times that two attackers, who were also in a auto, suddenly stopped the vehicle in which Dahiya was travelling in.

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

The two unidentified youths forced the three other passengers out of the auto and started firing. She had accused her brother-in-law Dinesh of raping her and had filed a complaint against him in this regard.

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She died on the spot. She was also a witness in the murder case of her mother, who had been killed a few months back.

Police are collecting more details, Panipat superintendent of police Rahul Sharma was quoted by the Hindustan Times as saying.

The police have registered a case of murder against unknown people and said that an investigation is underway.

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