Friyana Munshi

Faridabad, March 26, 2021: Tausif and his friend Rehan have been sentenced to life imprisonment by the fast track court of Faridabad in Ballabhgarh’s famous Nikita Tomar murder case. Both the convicts were made to stand before the court today amidst tight police security. The court premises have been completely converted into a cantonment given the sentence’s pronouncement in this case. A heavy police force is stationed at all gates of the court. The incident completed 5 months on 26 March. The charge sheet was filed in court by the Faridabad police just 11 days after the murder.

According to the information, Tausif, and Rehan were convicted by the fast track court on Wednesday 24 March in the Nikita Tomar murder case, but acquitted Azharuddin, the third accused in arms procurement, for lack of evidence.

After the convicts were sentenced, Nikita’s father Moolchand Tomar said the court verdict is accepted by the family, but they will fight in the Supreme Court to get the culprits sentenced to death. Nikita’s mother Vijaywati stated that both the culprits should have been sentenced to death.

The fast track court of Additional Sessions, Judge Sartaj Basavana held Tausif and Rehan guilty and ordered their conviction to be held on 26 March. The advocate of Nikita Tomar’s Family, Edal Singh said that in all a total of 57 witnesses have been testified regarding the case.

The B.Com Honors student Nikita was shot and killed on 26 October 2020 outside Aggarwal College. Tausif, a resident of Sohna, Rehan, and Azharuddin, a resident of Nuh, were suspected after which the police arrested the three.

Moolchand Tomar, the father of Nikita Tomar, hoped that the culprits would be sentenced to death, saying that, “We do not know much about the law, but we have faith in the judiciary. If the murdered will be sentenced to death, I will believe that our sacrifice and hard work has been successful.” He alleged that the convict wanted to convert his daughter to marry her, but was murdered when she did not agree.

The father of the deceased said that there was no law on ‘Love Jihad’ in Haryana, and hence, was disappointed with the government. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar promised that he is in the process of creating the law and it shall soon be enacted. He demanded the government to honor Nikita so that she can be remembered.