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Haryana singer Harshita Dahiya’s brother-in-law admits to murder

Harshita Dahiya was shot dead on Tuesday by unknown assailants in Panipat.

india Updated: Oct 20, 2017 19:48 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Panipat
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Haryana Police has taken Harshita Dahiya’s brother-in-law in custody for four days.(File Photo)

Haryanvi singer and dancer Harshita Dahiya was killed by four men on the direction of her brother-in-law and notorious gangster Dinesh Karala, police said on Friday.

Karala revealed the murder conspiracy during interrogation after he was brought from Jhajjar jail on a production warrant, Superintendent of Police Rahul Sharma said.

Karala was produced before a court, which sent him to four-day police remand, Sharma said.

The accused revealed the names of his four accomplices who killed Dahiya but they cannot be disclosed at the moment, he said, adding that police teams were raiding various places to nab the four men.

“Dinesh (Karala) is a notorious gangster. Twelve criminal cases have been registered against him at various police stations in Sonepat, Jind, Jhajjar and Delhi,” he said.

Dahiya, 22, was shot dead by unidentified men at Chamrara village in Haryana’s Panipat district when she was returning to her home after performing at a function in the village.

Her sister Lata earlier said, “Dinesh, my husband” was behind the killing. “He got her killed because she was a witness in the murder case of her mother,” Lata had claimed.

Dahiya’s brother-in-law has been charged with the murder of her mother. Her mother was killed in 2014 in Delhi and the singer was the prime witness in the case, the police had said.

Dahiya was living in Narela in Delhi.

First Published: Oct 20, 2017 16:45 IST