A man in Haryana killed a popular TikTok star whom he had been stalking for sometime. He then kept her alive virtually by posting videos and updates to her family on her behalf from her account making them believe that she was alright.
Media reports said that Shivani Khubiyan, a resident of Sonipat in Haryana who had over 1 lakh followers on TikTok was allegedly murdered by her neighbour, Arif.
The man, who is absconding, killed her after she refused his advances. Reports said Shivani was killed on June 26 but her body was found stuffed in a cabinet in her beauty parlour on Sunday.
The victims’s family said that Arif had come to meet her on the day of the murder but later she did not return home. They, however, got a message from her stating that she was out somewhere and would be back by Tuesday. But by Sunday the neighbours complained of a foul smell from the place where Shivani operated a beauty parlour and they found her body in a cabinet.
The family said Arif had been stalking her for three years and they had also complained to the cops. They also shifted residence but Arif allegedly followed them there too. Police are on the lookout for Arif.