Haryanvi singer had alleged death threat in YouTube video

18 October 2017, 05:18 PM
Haryanvi singer had alleged death threat in YouTube video. (Source: Facebook/Harshita Dahiya
Haryanvi singer had alleged death threat in YouTube video. (Source: Facebook/Harshita Dahiya

The 22-year-old Haryanvi singer who was shot dead on Tuesday night had recently updated a video on social media about the death threats she had been receiving.

It is yet not clear if the deceased, Harshita Darhiya, had filed a police complaint in connection with the threats she was receiving.

Dahiya was known for singing Haryanvi folk songs — Ragini.

According to reports police suspect her brother-in-law Dinesh, a gangster, behind behind the killing.

Police said he is serving his sentence in Tihar Jail in Delhi. Dahiya in 2014 had lodged a complaint against Dinesh stating that he had raped her.

Police said, “Darhiya on Tuesday was returning to Delhi after a performance from Haryana’s Panipat. Criminals pumped in seven bullets into her body.”

Also read: Haryanvi singer Harshita Dahiya shot dead by unidentified assailants in Haryana's Panipat district

According to reports, a car overtook her vehicle near Chamrara village. Killers opened fire at Darhiya after pulling the driver and companions out of the car.

First Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 04:41 PM

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