Famous Haryanvi folk singer Harshita Dahiya was shot dead yesterday at 4pm in Chamrara village, Panipat while she was returning home after performing at a village. According to the police, two attackers overtook her car and forced it to stop. They then asked other two occupants and Harshita’s driver to come out and then proceeded to shoot the 22-year-old singer. Panipat DSP Desh Raj said the gunmen fired seven bullets and six bullets hit Harshita Dahiya’s forehead and neck. The singer died on the spot.
As per a report on Hindustan Times, the police believe the murder was due to personal reasons. The singer had filed a complaint of rape against her brother-in-law, who is in jail now. She was also a witness in the murder case of her mother, who was killed few months ago in Delhi. There were rumours that she had been getting threats since sometime now.
A case has been filed against the unidentified gunmen.