Ankita Bhandari murder: The family of the 19-year-old receptionist refused to perform her last rites on Sunday.
The grieved family demands handing over the post-mortem report first. Ankita’s father has also questioned the Uttarakhand government over the demolition of the resort. He raised questions over the sudden razing of the resort, destroying potential evidence.
An SIT team is investigating this Uttarakhand murder case. The investigative team is checking the WhatsApp chats of the girl to nab the culprits.
Pulkit Arya and others under judicial custody
The resort owner, Pulkit Arya, son of BJP leader Vinod Arya, and their manager and assistant manager were also arrested earlier this week.
They were sent to 14-day judicial custody. The autopsy report of Ankita Bhandari revealed that she died due to drowning; findings of injuries on her body before death also suggest blunt force trauma to the teenager.
The murder case of Ankita Bhandari has sparked statewide protests.
Ankita Bhandari’s WhatsApp chats
Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami promised the harshest punishment for the culprits.
In some of Ankita Bhandari’s WhatsApp chats, she told one of her close friends that Pulkit Arya and his resort managers were mounting pressure on her to provide special services to the clients.
Her family said that they won’t perform the last rites until the final post-mortem report is out in the public domain. They also demand that the case must be heard by a fast-track court and that the accused must be hanged.