Haryanvi folk singer Mamta Sharma’s body found with throat slit in Rohtak

Son said his mother had gone missing on January 14 when she left home with her associate Mohit Kumar to attend an event in Gohana.

india Updated: Jan 18, 2018 23:29 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Rohtak
Haryanvi folk singer,Mamta Sharma,Haryana singer found dead
Mamta Sharma performed at religious gatherings.(File Photo)

The body of a Haryanvi folk singer was found with her throat slit in Baniyani village of Rohtak district on Thursday. The singer was identified as 40-year-old Mamta Sharma who performed at religious gatherings.

Police said the residents of Baniyani, which is also the native village of chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, found Sharma’s body in the bushes on Thursday afternoon.

They informed the police, following which a team of forensics was rushed to the spot.

The body was sent to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS), Rohtak, for postmortem.

Sharma’s son Bharat said his mother went missing on January 14 when she left home with her associate Mohit Kumar to attend an event in Gohana.

Kumar said while they were on their way, they came across a car at Lahli village. Sharma joined the occupants of the car, saying she was going with her friend to Kalanaur and would join them back in Gohana after an hour.

However, she was missing since then and an FIR was lodged in Kalanaur police station.

Police said they had registered a murder case against unknown people.

The singer’s murder comes barely two months after another popular Haryanvi singer, Harshita Dahiya, was shot dead in Panipat.

On January 3, another Haryanvi singer and dancer Aarti Bhoria had registered a complaint that she was getting death and rape threats.

First Published: Jan 18, 2018 21:48 IST