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Congress’ link with the prime accused in the Nikita Tomar murder case emerges.

Media reports are stating that Nikita's killer is the nephew of a Haryana Congress MLA; however, there isn't sufficient proof of their link.

Media reports are stating that Nikita's killer is the nephew of a Haryana Congress MLA; however, there isn't sufficient proof of their link. A 21-year-old woman was shot dead by two men in Faridabad’s Ballabgarh on Oct 26, 2020. Nikita Tomar was a final year B.Com student at Aggarwal College and had just come out of the college with a friend after appearing for her final exam at around 3:30 pm.

The men who killed Nikita have been identified as Taufeeq and Rehan. The incident, which was captured on the CCTV, shows that the attacker stepped out of his car, pulled out a gun on Nikita, and shot her. After this, both fled from the location in their car. As soon as the men fled, Nikita was rushed to the hospital, where she was declared brought dead.

On Oct 27, the police apprehended both the men, who later confessed to the crime.

During the investigation, it was found that the main accused, Taufeeq, was pressuring the victim to convert to Islam for the last three years. However, Nikita was adamant and had repeatedly refused to do so. Since Nikita had rejected his ''friendship'', Tauseef was infuriated and wanted to teach her a lesson, and therefore decided to kill her.

The victim’s father told media that Nikita had lodged a harassment and molestation complaint against the accused a few months ago, which was later withdrawn. Also, she was being pressurized for marriage by Tauseef for the last two years.

The two accused were produced before a court in Faridabad district and were sent to two-day police remand on Oct 28. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala slammed the Khattar government for the law and order situation in the state, saying that the state has witnessed a 45% increase in crime against women in the last two years.

Meanwhile, reports surfaced that the main accused Tauseef has political links, as he is the nephew of Chaudhary Aftab Ahmed, a Congress MLA from Nuh (Mewat) constituency of Haryana, reported India Today. Also, the area from where the two accused were arrested falls under Aftab Amhed’s constituency.

The Congress party has, however, maintained silence since the Congress link of the main accused has come to the fore. Since there have been no confirmations on the accused's political links, the claim cannot be fully corroborated.

The investigation is ongoing, and this report will be updated as more verified facts surface.

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