Ankita Bhandari murder case: Family refuses to perform last rites, demand post-mortem report first

26 September, 2022 | Pranay Lad

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A significant step in the Ankita Bhandari murder case occurred when the deceased’s relatives refused to carry out the final rites because they wanted the post-mortem report. On the other side...

A significant step in the Ankita Bhandari murder case occurred when the deceased’s relatives refused to carry out the final rites because they wanted the post-mortem report.

On the other side, the government made an effort to persuade Ankita’s family. “Her post-mortem report won’t be released before we perform her final rites. Her interim report revealed that she had been beaten and thrown into a river. However, we’re still expecting the full report “Ajay Singh Bhandari, Ankita Bhandari’s brother stated.

The SIT informed the news agency on Sunday that her Whatsapp exchanges were also under investigation.

According to sources, a WhatsApp conversation has been prominent in the probe. According to police sources, Ankita is complaining to her buddy in this discussion that the resort’s owner is forcing her to offer the visitors “additional service.”

Following the murder of the receptionist, there is a great deal of indignation among the populace.

Ankita’s WhatsApp conversations that have come to light are also being investigated, according to DIG PR Devi, the SIT investigator in charge of the Ankita Bhandari murder investigation.

According to a widely spread chatter, it is stated that the guest would receive “additional service” for Rs 10,000. Talk about giving “additional service” under the pretext of delivering spa treatments at the hotel can be read in the WhatsApp message.

Ankita Bhandari, according to a resort staffer, allegedly requested him to carry her baggage out of the resort on September 17 after calling him sobbing.

Additionally, he acknowledged seeing Ankita with three other persons at roughly 3 PM; however, only the other three returned, leaving Ankita behind.

Additionally, he attested that on September 18, at 8 AM, the owner’s brother Ankit Arya arrived and discussed making supper for four people while announcing that he would dine in Ankita’s room. The employee responded by saying that the service guy could prepare the meal; however, the resort’s assistant said that Ankit was trying to deceive the employees since Ankita had not yet arrived.

Anger-filled residents set fire to the Vanatara resort in Rishikesh earlier on Saturday, which is owned by Pulkit Arya, a son of expelled BJP politician Vinod Arya and a suspect in the murder of Ankita Bhandari.

Locals crowded the Pauri bus terminal as well as the streets of other districts of Uttarakhand in protest over the horrifying murder. Additionally, protesters gheraoed the Pauri District Magistrate’s office.

Ankita Bhandari, 19, was found dead in the Chilla canal in Rishikesh on Saturday. She had been reported missing a few days prior. Pushkar Singh Dhami, the chief minister of Uttarakhand, gave the order to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to look into the matter.

“This morning, the body of Ankita, the deceased, was discovered. This tragic event has caused me much emotional grief, “Tweeted Dhami.

Following an incident, three people—including Pulkit Arya—were detained on Friday after they admitted to pushing Ankita into the canal.

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