Haryanvi singer Harshita Dahiya shot dead in Panipat

Haryanvi singer Harshita Dahiya shot dead in Panipat

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The 22-year-old folk singer, who was shot dead by unidentified men on Tuesday in Haryana’s Panipat district, recently posted a video on social media accusing “some people from the industry” of threatening to kill her.

Harshita Dahiya was on her way back after a programme in support of farmers in Chamrara village in the district on Tuesday when two men stopped her vehicle and pumped six bullets into her neck and forehead. She died immediately, according to the police.

“There are some people from the industry, our own performers from Haryana, threatening me on the phone to compromise and delete the video or else I will have to face the consequences,” Dahiya said in the video uploaded on YouTube.

She recorded a live video on Facebook on October 12 accusing some people of threatening to “outrage her modesty”.

She said on YouTube that she will also share the name and number of the person issuing the threats on Facebook and file a complaint about the death threats. It was not clear whether she filed a police complaint.

“I will not delete the live video on Facebook... I am not afraid of dying,” the singer said.

Hindustan Times could not independently verify the authenticity of the clip.

Haryana police have formed two teams to investigate the murder and are exploring whether personal enmity was the reason for the attack on Dahiya.

Panipat superintendent of police Rahul Sharma told t...

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