The key accused in the Nikita Tomar murder case ― Tausif and his accomplice Rehan ― have been convicted for killing the 21-year-old girl in broad daylight in October last year.
The verdict was delivered by the District and Sessions Court in Faridabad on Wednesday, around four months after the trial began on 1 December.
The 21-year-old woman was shot in broad daylight in Faridabad district of Haryana on October 26 last year. The incident took place during a failed abduction attempt that was caught on camera.
The two men ― Tausif and Rehan ― had tried to abduct Nikita Tomar. When she resisted, Tausif pulled out a revolver and fired at her. The brutal murder was caught on camera.
After his arrest, Tausif told the police that he shot Nikita as she was about to get married to someone else.
Tausif had claimed that his career had been ruined because of a case filed by Nikita’s family in 2018. “I couldn’t study medicine because I was arrested. And hence I took revenge,” he had said.
Following the sensational murder, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) had taken over the probe. The SIT probed a possible love-jihad angle in the case after Nikita’s family claimed that Tausif had been forcing her to marry him and convert to Islam.