|Nikita Tomar, a resident of Hapur, Uttar Pradesh, who was murdered near Agarwal College in Ballabhgarh on 26 October 2020.|
Tauseef, the main accused in Haryana’s famous Nikita Tomar murder case, has challenged the verdict of the trial court. On Monday, the Punjab-Haryana High Court has allowed Tauseef’s appeal. Along with this, the High Court has also stayed the amount of fine imposed by the trial court, Faridabad. This order was given by the Division Bench of Justice Ritu Bahri of the High Court.
Let us inform that on 26 October 2020, 21-year-old BCom final year student Nikita Tomar was shot dead in Ballabhgarh, Faridabad. According to the whole case, Nikita Tomar, a resident of Hapur, Uttar Pradesh, had come out with a friend from Agrawal College on that day with a paper and was waiting for her brother Naveen to come. Meanwhile, youths named Tauseef and Rehan, residents of Gurugram district, tried to kidnap Nikita in a car. Failing to abduct them, they fled after killing Nikita. This incident was also captured in the CCTV camera. Nikita’s family members also allege that Tauseef wanted to forcefully befriend Nikita for a long time. Despite Nikita’s refusal, Tauseef was constantly pressurizing Nikita to convert to religion and get married.
In this case, the fast track court of Faridabad district had on 26 March 2021 sentenced Tauseef and his accomplice to life imprisonment along with a fine of 20 thousand rupees. 22-year-old Tauseef has challenged this decision in the High Court. In his appeal, he has stated that he has been falsely implicated by the police. There is no evidence against him and no complaint is lodged against him. There is also no call details to prove that Nikita was called after August 4, 2018. The trial court has wrongly convicted him by relying on the evidence of the investigating side. A case was registered against him on the complaint of Nikita’s brother Naveen Tomar, while he was not present at the spot.