Tribune News Service
Faridabad, November 6
The five-member SIT probing the murder of Nikita Tomer submitted a 700-page chargesheet in the local court on Friday.
Nikita (21) was allegedly shot dead by Tausif (22) outside the gate of her college in Ballabgarh here on October 26, and SIT was formed on October 27 to probe the case.
“The chargesheet contains digital, forensic and material evidence besides statements of 60 witnesses, including a girl who was present at the spot and tried to help the victim at the time of the incident,” said the police.
Besides the CCTV footage, the dying declaration of the victim was one of the key pieces of evidence that has been included in the chargesheet.
While the chargesheet has been prepared under the direct supervision and guidance of senior officials, the SIT led by ACP (Crime) Anil Kumar has consulted legal experts to include all the angles to ensure that culprits do not get away, it is claimed.
As 10 teams of the police were engaged in the hunt for the accused soon after the crime, the main accused was nabbed within five and half hours.
Nikita, a student of final year of the B.Com (Hons) was pounced upon by the accused as soon as she came out after appearing in the final semester exam. She was shot by the accused after he failed to abduct her in a car waiting there and the whole incident was captured by a CCTV installed outside a school opposite the college.
”Nikita was murdered as she turned down the offer or pressure from the accused to marry him after converting to Islam,” claimed the kin.
Three accused, including Tausif, his accomplice Rehan and one Arju who supplied the weapon have already been arrested.
The weapon and car used in the crime has been recovered.
The police had been under pressure in view of huge uproar and protest by the victim’s kin and residents who sought death penalty for the accused.
The state government has already announced the trial of the case in a fast-track court.
Besides providing a gun licence to the brother and maternal uncle of the victim, round the clock security has been provided to the family.
“We are satisfied with the prosecution and hope that accused get death penalty soon,” said Mool Chand Tomer, Nikita’s father.