BJP Leader’s Son, Two Others Arrested After 19-year-old Missing Girl Found Dead in Rishikesh

The Uttarakhand Police have arrested three folks, together with a BJP chief’s son, for allegedly killing 19-year-old Ankita Bhandari, who went lacking from a resort in Pauri district a couple of days in the past. Police discovered the physique of Bhandari, a resident of Srikot village in Pauri Garhwal’s Nandalsun belt, underneath suspicious circumstances on Friday. She used to work as a receptionist at a resort.

One of many arrested accused, Pulkit Arya, is the son of Vinod Arya, a BJP chief from Haridwar, and a former chairman of Uttarakhand Mati Kala Board. Vinod has been granted a state minister’s rank however holds no put up within the authorities.

Pulkit, the resort proprietor, supervisor Saurabh Bhaskar, and assistant supervisor Ankit Gupta have been arrested after they confessed to have killed the girl and thrown her physique into the Cheela Canal, Pauri Extra Superintendent of Police Shekhar Chandra Suyal instructed information company PTI.

After the arrests have been made on Friday, ladies protesting in opposition to the homicide gheraoed the police car carrying the accused.


A lacking grievance was lodged at a income police outpost after the girl was not present in her room by her dad and mom on Monday morning, which was later transferred to the common police on Thursday.

Police mentioned initially, the accused tried to mislead them however when interrogated sternly they confessed to the crime.

Talking on the matter, Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar mentioned the sufferer went lacking 5 to 6 days again. “The world of the resort didn’t come underneath a daily police station space. There’s a patwari Police system right here and an FIR was registered underneath that. It was performed on behalf of the resort proprietor,” he mentioned.

“The DM handed over the case to Laxman Jhula Police who labored out the case inside 24 hrs. The resort proprietor turned out to be the accused. Three accused, together with proprietor Pulkit, have been arrested. It’s being mentioned that his father has some hyperlinks to a celebration. Pulkit has been jailed,” the DGP added.

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