Main accused, accomplice convicted

Chandigarh, Mar 24 (PTI): A fast-track court in Haryana’s Faridabad on Wednesday held two men guilty in the Nikita Tomar case, in which a 21-year college student was shot dead on the roadside in Ballabhgarh five months ago. Prime accused Tausif and another man, Rehan, were convicted and a third accused Azharuddin acquitted, defence counsel Adal Singh Rawat said. The court of Faridabad Additional District and Sessions Judge Sartaj Baswana will pronounce the quantum of punishment on Friday, defence counsel P L Goyal said.
Tomar was shot outside her college in Faridabad district on October 26 by Tausif, who had been pressuring her to marry him, police had said earlier.
The two men have been convicted under sections 302 (murder), 366 (kidnapping a woman to compel her into marriage) and 120-B/34 (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.
Tausif was also held guilty under the Arms Act.
Azharuddin who was arrested on charges of supplying the illicit gun used in the crime, was acquitted, Goyal said.
The B.Com final-year student had stepped out of college after taking an exam when Tausif confronted her, trying to force her into a car, police had said.
Faridabad police had filed a 700-page chargesheet before the court on November 6, less than two weeks after the murder.

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