Haryanvi singer and dancer Harshita Dahiya was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Panipat district of Haryana on Tuesday while she was returning after a performance in a village, police said.
She was shot five-six times from close range while she was coming back in a car from Chamrara village in Israna block of Panipat, police said.
The singer, who specialized in Haryana folk songs, was returning to Delhi after a show at a village in Panipat. Around 4 pm, two men in a black car allegedly overtook her car and blocked it. “A car overtook her vehicle near Chamrara village and forced it to stop,” senior police officer Desh Raj said.
There were three other people in the car but they were not targeted by the assailants.
Harshita, 22, who belonged to neighbouring Sonepat district, had posted a mobile video on social media recently in which she had pointed out that she was getting death threats but said she was not afraid.
Harshita was a performer who sang Haryanvi ‘Ragini’ songs and was also a dancer. Police said raids were being conducted to nab the culprits.