Panipat: The brother-in-law of Haryana singer Harshita Dahiya accepted during interrogation that he was behind her murder, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Desh Raj said on Friday.
Dinesh Karala was produced before a court, which sent him to four-day police remand, Superintendent of Police Rahul Sharma said.
The accused revealed the names of his four accomplices who killed Dahiya but they cannot be disclosed at the moment, he said, adding that police teams were raiding various places to nab the four men.
"Dinesh (Karala) is a notorious gangster. Twelve criminal cases have been registered against him at various police stations in Sonepat, Jind, Jhajjar and Delhi," he said.
Dahiya was shot dead by unidentified assailants at Chamrara village in Haryana's Panipat district on Tuesday.
Sister of Harshita Dahiya had on Wednesday accused her husband of killing the Haryanvi singer.
"Harshita was killed by my husband because she was a witness in my mother's murder case," Lata, sister of Dahiya, said.
Lata's husband, Dinesh, has been accused of murdering her mother. In a police complaint filed in 2014, Dahiya had also accused him of raping her, according to reports.
Dahiya, a local singer and dancer, was shot dead when she was heading home around 4:15 pm after her performance at a function in a village in Panipat's Israna.
A doctor said about seven to eight bullet wounds were found on Dahiya’s body.
Dahiya, a resident of Nahra-Nahri village of Haryana's Sonipat, was living in Narela in Delhi.
She was accompanied by a male singer, her assistant and her driver. Her body was sent to the mortuary at a general hospital.