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21-year-old Nikita Tomar was shot dead outside her college in broad daylight in Faridabad's Ballabgarh on Monday (26th October 2020).
And, the horrifying incident was also captured on camera. Two men were seen trying to abduct the victim but, when she resisted, one of the accused pulled out a gun and fired at her.
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.
Protests have erupted in several parts of Haryana with regards to this incident.
Haryana: Woman shot dead in broad daylight by a man in Ballabhgarh yesterday; accused arrested.— ANI (@ANI) October 27, 2020
"He tried to forcibly make her sit in his car but she refused & then he shot her," says victim's father.
She had come to write her college exam when incident happened, says Police pic.twitter.com/aX5wT8R75z
People have also taken to social media to demand justice for Nikita.
#justicefornikita 🙏 no words can justify the feeling, my heart goes out for her family🙏— Sourabh raaj jain (@saurabhraajjain) October 27, 2020
They need an exemplary punishment, hopefully police takes strict action https://t.co/OQ4jIyU1JH— rishi (@rishipyasi) October 28, 2020
We females feel safe when we go outside and there r some people around us. We think ki nobody can do anything wrong to us at any public place and in a day light.. now it's proved that I was wrong.. we were wrong.. #NikitaMurderCase #weWantEncounterOfTaufeeq #NikitaTomar— Yaati Mehta (@MehtaYaati) October 28, 2020
It’s really heart breaking to see everyday some or the other kind of heinous crime against females be it old young even kids nd babies no one is safe.. these ppl r so inhumane hope d law punishes them quickly nd adequately #justicefornikita 🙏— T_sona (@tssonal01) October 27, 2020
Killer of #NikitaTomar should be sentenced with a fast track Court and Hanged to Death very soon without wasting any time— zafar sareshwala (@zafarsareshwala) October 27, 2020
Why are we failing to teach our son??This is what they https://t.co/UbpA96q6nD do they have weapon in https://t.co/tJhFddLob7 is recorded on camera that is why they are caught otherwise we know the situation of politics and power .We need to rebuilt #India https://t.co/V45y9upE0M— Shringarkapoor (@shringarkapoor) October 27, 2020
We want justice for Nikita Tomar. Being able to get away with a murder in broad daylight makes Indian constitution look like a joke across the globe. Culprits have to be punished. Life or death sentence, nothing less. https://t.co/V9MkS2fhXN— Bharadwaj Joshi (@BharadwajJoshi) October 27, 2020
It’s more than 24 hours when #NikitaTomar was killed in Faridabad for not converting to Islam by #Taufeeq and his gang but still not a single reaction from the women activists of our film industry who otherwise immediately come out with candles & placards . #Shame pic.twitter.com/3JpavszBJ6— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) October 28, 2020
And the whole Nation was celebrating Navratri just few days ago! 🙂✌️— Srijasree ♡ (@DuniyaSidNaazKi) October 27, 2020
We should be ashamed of ourselves! We failed this time also like other thousands of times! https://t.co/UxUK3Idk3F
Reportedly, the victim's mother says she will not cremate her daughter until the accused is "encountered."
Nikita had come out of her college after appearing for an exam when the incident took place.