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700 pages, 60 witnesses: Faridabad police file chargesheet in Nikita Tomar murder case

The incident took place on October 26 around 4 pm, outside Aggarwal College in Ballabgarh, where the victim, Nikita Tomar, was a third-year B.Com student.

Written by Sakshi Dayal | Gurgaon | Updated: November 7, 2020 9:32:01 am
Nikita Tomar murder, Nikita Tomar murder case, faridabad murder, faridabad student murder, Nikita Tomar murder chargesheet, faridabad newsNikita Tomar, a third-year B.Com student, was shot dead outside her college.(Video screengrab)

Eleven days after a 20-year-old woman was shot dead outside her college in Faridabad, allegedly by her former classmate, police on Friday filed the chargesheet in the case in a district court.

“The chargesheet has been prepared in record time as a result of the hard work put in by the Special Investigation Team day and night. It is 700 pages long and includes 60 witnesses,” said Sube Singh, PRO of Faridabad Police.

“It was prepared on the basis of digital, forensic and material evidence which, along with witness accounts, will help to ensure that the accused are given stringent punishment soon,” he said.

It has been filed under IPC Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 302 (murder), 366 (kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman to compel her marriage), and 364 (kidnapping, or abducting in order to murder) as well as the Arms Act.

The incident took place on the afternoon of October 26 when Nikita Tomar emerged out of Aggarwal College, where she was a third-year B.Com student. Two men tried to first drag her into their vehicle at gunpoint, and one of them shot her when she resisted. She had succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment the same day.

In the 24 hours that followed, Faridabad Police had arrested both the men involved in the incident, identified as Tauseef, who had been in school with Tomar, and Rehaan, who was Tauseef’s friend. Investigations had revealed that Tauseef harboured one-sided feelings for Tomar, and had been pressuring her to marry him.

Officials said he had abducted her in 2018 as well but she had been rescued by police within hours. Tomar’s relatives said they had lodged an FIR regarding the matter but had dropped the case after Tauseef’s relatives begged them to do so.

Police also arrested a third accused, Ajru, in the case, who they said had provided the two assailants with the weapon used in the crime.

“In the days since the incident, arms licenses have been granted to the brother of the victim and her uncle for self defense, and a gunman has been deployed for each member of the family. The father of the eyewitness in the case has also been given an arms license. This will help them all to fight the case without any fear,” said the PRO.

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