Advertisement
Saturday, Jan 29, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Delhi's Most-Wanted Criminal Killed Haryana Folk Singer Harshita Dahiya, Didn't Take Money For Murder: Police

Harshita was shot dead in Chamrara village of Panipat by four men, led by Gogi on October 17

Delhi's Most-Wanted Criminal Killed Haryana Folk Singer Harshita Dahiya, Didn't Take Money For Murder: Police
| File Photo
Delhi's Most-Wanted Criminal Killed Haryana Folk Singer Harshita Dahiya, Didn't Take Money For Murder: Police
outlookindia.com
2017-11-02T16:51:00+05:30
Jitender Gogi, who became Delhi’s most-wanted criminal after the arrest of Sonu Dariyapur, carried out the killing of Haryana folk singer Harshita Dahiya and did not take any money from her brother-in-law, who allegedly planned the murder.
Three days after her murder on October 17 in Panipat, Dahiya’s brother-in-law, Dinesh Mathur, had during interrogation admitted that he was behind it. Mathur was already in jail for a rape case.
The Haryana Police on Wednesday told The Indian Express that Gogi, who became friend of Mathur in Tihar Jail, didn’t take money because the two had worked out an “understanding” that Mathur would help Gogi kill his rivals once he got out of jail.
Harshita, a 22-year-old folk singer, was shot dead in Chamrara village of Panipat by four men, led by Gogi. Gogi and three other accused — Kuldeep alias Fajja of Delhi, Irfan Khan of Baghpat, and Rohit Kumar of Sonepat — pumped seven bullets into her chest at the behest of Mathur, who was lodged in Haryana’s Jhajjar jail at the time, added the report.
Deputy superintendent of police (Panipat) Desh Raj told the newspaper that Mathur admitted Gogi had not taken any money to carry out the murder.
“Our teams are working to arrest the accused, including Gogi,” added Raj.
Harshita had reportedly filed a complaint of rape against her brother-in-law. She was also a witness in the murder case of her mother, who was killed in 2014.
Mathur was interrogated after his wife Lata revealed his involvement in Harshita’s murder. During interrogation, he told the Haryana police that he arranged the murder because Harshita was a witness in the murder of his mother, allegedly by him, in Narela in December, 2014.
The police said Mathur is facing at least 12 criminal cases, including murder and attempt to murder.
 
(With PTI inputs)
Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement