Conflict at ‘mahapanchayat’ to demand ‘justice’ for Nikita Tomar in Ballabhgarh

Tribune News Service
Faridabad, November 1

Two groups clashed at a ‘mahapanchayat’ organized to demand ‘justice’ for Nikita Tomar, a 21-year-old student who was shot dead outside her college last week, at a Dussehra ground in Haryana’s Ballabhgarh on Sunday.

Police had to use force to remove over 500 men who resorted to blocking the National Highway.

Some men tried to hurl a shoe at the Congress MLA from NIT Assembly Segment, Neeraj Sharma, at the venue of the Mahapanchayat, organized by various social and sectarian associations, to demand justice for Tomar.

Three persons, including the main accused Tausif, have been arrested. Tausif killed Tomar after she turned down his offer to marry her and refused to convert to Islam.

The protestors raised slogans to seek death penalty for the accused.

“The police used force to remove a group of persons who attempted to block the highway and tried to resort to violence,” said DCP Ballabgarh, Sumer Singh.

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