CHANDIGARH: A 22-year-old Haryanvi local singer and dancer was today shot dead by unidentified assailants at Chamrara village in Haryana's Panipat district when she was leaving after a program in Panipat's Israna, police said.
Harshita Dahiya was shot when she was on her way back home in a car at around 4 PM after her performance at a function in the village, police said.
The Panipat Police on Wednesday began investigation in singer Harshita Dahiya murder case.
"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.
22-years-old Dahiya, a resident of Nahra-Nahri village of Haryana's Sonipat, was living in Narela of Delhi.
She was accompanied by a male singer, her assistant and driver.
The body of the deceased singer has been sent to the mortuary at a general hospital.
The assailants came in a car and fired five to six shots at her before fleeing away.
(With ANI inputs)