A 21-year-old woman was shot dead in broad daylight in Faridabad district of Haryana on Monday. The incident took place during a failed abduction attempt that was caught on camera.
The incident took place on Monday afternoon at Faridabad's Ballabgarh when two men tried to abduct the victim, identified as Nikita Tomar. When she resisted, one of the accused pulled out a revolver and fired at her, police said. The brutal murder was caught on camera.
Both the men allegedly involved in the murder have been arrested and the main accused has been identified as Tausif, police said on Tuesday. The other accused has been identified as Rehan, a resident of Nuh in Haryana.
Meanwhile, the family of the woman has linked the killing of the 21-year-old to so-called 'love jihad'. The family claimed that the woman was attacked outside her college by a man who was infatuated with her while the other accused is his associate.
Blood-curdling daylight murder of college student identified as Nikita Tomar in Delhi suburb Faridabad (Haryana) caught on CCTV as she emerges from college after writing exam. Assailant identified as Taufeeq arrested, driver of car still absconding. https://t.co/8Yq4CWHsoi pic.twitter.com/HvBVrRgpGy— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) October 27, 2020
The 21-year-old's kin said a case had been filed by the family against the main accused in 2018, but the matter was settled later. Haryana Police Commissioner told India Today, “In 2018, Nikita's family filed a kidnapping case against Tausif but the family later said they did not want to take action. We have arrested accused Tausif now.”