Nikita Tomar Murder: state government to reopen the Closed file of kidnapping case

In recent news, the Faridabad court has ordered to reopen the 2018 kidnapping case against Tausif, who allegedly shot 21-year-old Nikita Tomar in broad daylight outside her college in Ballabgarh. Nikita’s family claims that they have been forced to withdraw the case owing to “political and social pressure”.

On the complaint of Mool Chand Tomar, Nikita’s father, Tausif was booked under Section 365 (kidnapping) on August 3, 2018. Nikita was traced the following day. Subsequently, the family withdrew the complaint, submitting an affidavit to the police mentioning it did not want to pursue the case any further.

Nikita’s maternal uncle, advocate Adal Singh Rawat, said the family was under immense pressure as Tausif’s family wielded much influence in the area. His cousin was a Congress MLA and an uncle a BSP leader.

The family members of Nikita Tomar claimed that not only Touseef but even his mother forced Nikita to convert to Islam. According to reports, Nikita and Touseef were in the same school in Faridabad, Haryana and were batchmates. Nikita was a topper in class 12 and wanted to become an IAS officer. After completing school, Nikita took up commerce while Touseef took up a course in physiotherapy.

The family stated that the Hindu girl Nikita fell into the trap which was laid by Taufeeq alias Sajeed. He started harassing Nikita three years ago. However, a complaint was filed against him for harassment and molestation a few months back. Later, the family dropped the case.

It was reported that the maternal uncle of Tauseef named Islamuddin, who is currently serving a 10-year jail term for abducting a police officer, gave him a pistol. Tauseef, along with Rehan, opened fire at Nikita outside her college in Ballabgarh, Faridabad. The visuals of the incident went viral on social media and sparked outrage among the Hindu Community.

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