Nikita Tomar murder case: Haryana court pronounces accused Tausif, Rehan guilty

New Delhi: The district sessions court in Faridabad on Wednesday (March 24) pronounced the accused, Tausif and Rehan, guilty in Nikita Tomar murder case. 

The quantum of punishment will be decided on March 26.

Tausif shot 20-year-old Tomar in broad daylight on October 26, 2020. The trial for this murder case began on December 1, 2020.

Azharuddin alias Azru, who was arrested on charges of supplying the country-made pistol used in the murder, was acquitted.

The unfortunate incident took place in Faridabad’s Ballabgarh region. The two accused tried abducting Nikita and when she resisted them one of them pulled out a pistol and shot point-blank at her. The sensational crime was even captured by someone over the mobile phone, the footage of which went viral over social media. 

The police have arrested Tausif, the main accused, and Rehan for allegedly killing the victim outside her college.

The incident triggered protests with students and locals blocking the road to Sohna on the following day.

Tausif, after his arrest, confessed to police that he shot Nikita as she was about to get married to another person. Initial investigation into the murder case has revealed that Tausif has been harassing Nikita for a long time. 

His courage was increased because he comes from a powerful political family, and this encouraged him to go ahead to serve his motive. 

His family hails from the Mewat region, which in the recent few years has emerged as the biggest centre of crime as well as radical Islam in India.

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) took over the case. A possibility of ‘love jihad’ was probed by the SIT as Nikita Tomar’s family alleged that Tausif was constantly forcing her for the marriage and get converted to Islam.

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