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Singer Harshita Dahiya had alleged ‘death threats’ in YouTube video

SNS | New Delhi |

Folk artist Harshita Dahiya, who was shot dead in Panipat, had reportedly posted a video on YouTube accusing people of ‘threatening to kill her’.

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.

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.

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.

Dahiya had accused her brother-in-law, Dinesh, of raping her in a police complaint in 2014, said media reports.

Dinesh is also an accused in the murder of Harshita’s mother.

The police have asked her sister to collect her body after the postmortem examination.

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.