A day after folk artiste Harshita Dahiya from Haryana was shot dead by unidentified assailants, her sister on Wednesday accused her husband of killing the 22-year-old singer on Wednesday, according to media reports.
She was killed by my husband, Dinesh, because she was a witness to my mother’s murder, said Lata, Harshita’s sister.
A team has been formed and investigations are underway, said police.
Dinesh is an accused in the murder of Harshita’s her mother.
22-year-old artiste from Haryana was killed by unidentified assailants in Panipat district of Haryana on Tuesday while she was returning after a performance, police said.
The artiste, who was shot dead in Panipat, had reportedly posted a video on YouTube accusing people of ‘threatening to kill her’.
It was not known if she had complained to the police regarding threat to her life.
The assailants came in a black car and shot her five-six times from close range while she was coming back in a car from Chamrara village in Israna block of Panipat, police said. Three other companions in the car were not targeted by the assailants.
The incident took place around 4.30 pm.
Harshita Dahiya, who was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Panipat, had reportedly posted a video on YouTube accusing people of ‘threatening to kill her’.
According to media reports, Dahiya had allegedly declared in the video that she is unafraid of the of such death threats.
The police suspect a gangster and her brother-in-law Dinesh, who is currently in the Tihar Jail in Delhi, to be responsible for the attack, said media reports.
Earlier, Harshita had accused her brother-in-law, Dinesh, of raping her in a police complaint in 2014, said media reports.
22-year-old Harshita was a performer who sang Haryanvi ‘Ragini’ songs and was also a dancer.
Police said raids were being conducted to nab the culprits and are also investigating allegations about her rivalry with some other people.