21-year-old BCom student shot dead in front of college

Her attacker was waiting for her in a car with his friend and shot her with a revolver after trying to abduct her; CCTV camera captures incident

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The police said the attacker, Touseef, knew the victim Nikita. Her family had, in fact, filed a complaint against him in 2018 for allegedly harassing and kidnapping her. | Photo: iStock (Representational)

A girl student was shot dead outside her college in Faridabad in Haryana in a daylight incident that was caught in a CCTV camera. The person who shot her dead and his friend have been arrested. 

Nikita Tomar, 21, was doing her final year BCom at Aggarwal College in Ballabhgarh. On Monday, she had  gone to the college to give an exam. When she stepped out of the college with a friend after the exam around 3.45 pm, she was confronted by Touseef and his friend Rehan, who were waiting for her in a car.

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The video shows Touseef having a verbal duel with her and then trying to drag her into the car. When Nikita resists, he pulls out a revolver. Nikita tries to dodge him by hiding behind her friend. He, however, follows her and as she tries to step away from him, he shoots her point blank. Touseef’s friend Rehan then takes him to the car and two speed away from the spot.

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Nikita, who lived in SGM Nagar, was taken to a hospital nearby but she was declared dead on arrival, the police said.

The video shows some passers-by who saw the commotion, but no one went to the girl’s help. 

The police said Touseef knew Nikita. Her family had, in fact, filed a complaint against him in 2018 for allegedly harassing and kidnapping her, the police said.

Faridabad police officer OP Singh said Touseef and Rehan have been arrested. 

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Nikita’s father said he had filed a complaint against Touseef in 2018 for harassing his daughter. He, however, withdrew it as he felt that would damager his daughter’s reputation. 

“We complained earlier in 2018 about Touseef harassing my daughter and we had withdrawn the complaint to protect our daughter’s name. Now they have killed my daughter,” he father told NDTV. “My daughter went for an examination at the college. He tried to forcibly make her sit in his car but she refused. After a brief scuffle, he shot her.”

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