A 22-year-old Haryanvi singer was on Tuesday shot dead by unidentified assailants at Chamrara village in Haryana's Panipat district, police said.
Harshita Dahiya was shot when she was on her way back home in a car at around 4pm after her performance at a function in the village, police said.
"When she was returning, a black car overtook her vehicle near Chamrara and forced it to stop," Panipat DSP Desh Raj said.
He said two unidentified youths asked the two assistants and the driver of the singer to come out of the car and later shot her in the vehicle.
The assailants fired seven bullets and six bullets hit Harshita's forehead and neck, resulting into her on the spot death, police said, adding that the youths fled the scene after killing her.
A murder case had been registered and investigations were underway, the DSP said.
Harshita was living in Narela in Delhi.
Lata Dahiya, the sister of the deceased, alleged that her husband Dinesh had killed Harshita.
She told ANI, “She (Harshita) was killed by my husband (Dinesh) because she was a witness in my mother’s murder case.”
The Indian Express had earlier quoted Panipat SP Rahul Sharma as saying that the police suspect Harshita’s brother-in-law, Dinesh, of having played a role in the murder.
She had earlier released a video claiming that her life was in danger.