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My husband killed Harshita, alleges singer’s sister


Chandigarh : Haryanvi singer and dancer Harshita Dahiya’s sister on Wednesday claimed that her husband got the artiste killed as she was a witness in their mother’s murder case, reports PTI

However, Panipat police said they were examining the case from all angles and exuded confidence that they would soon crack it. A police official said Dinesh, the brother-in-law of Harshita Dahiya had threatened to kill her a few months back. The 22-year-old singer was yesterday shot dead by unidentified youths at Chamrara village in Haryana’s Panipat district on Tuesday when she was returning home after performing at a function in the village.

On Wednesday, when asked who could be behind the murder of Harshita Dahiya, her sister Lata said, “Dinesh, my husband.” “He got her (Harshita) killed because she was a witness in the murder case of her mother,” she claimed while talking to reporters in Panipat.

Panipat DSP Desh Raj said, “Harshita’s brother-in-law is charged with the murder of her mother. He is facing several criminal cases and is already in jail.” Dahiya’s mother was killed in 2014 in Delhi and the singer was the prime witness in the case, the police said. Harshita was living in Narela in Delhi.