Ankita Bhandari’s body has been recovered, and an illegal resort owned by the son of an ex-BJP leader has been demolished
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami announced the body of 19-year-old Ankita Bhandari was recovered about five days after her son and three others were arrested for her murder. In order to investigate the matter, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) was formed.
It has been reported that the body of daughter Ankita has been recovered this morning. My heart is deeply broken by this heartbreaking incident.” Dhami tweeted on Saturday. In order to ensure the harshest punishment for the culprits, an SIT has been formed under the leadership of the Deputy Inspector General of Police P. Renuka Devi ji and an in-depth investigation has been ordered into this grave matter.
आज प्रातः काल बेटी अंकिता का पार्थिव शव बरामद कर लिया गया। इस हृदय विदारक घटना से मन अत्यंत व्यथित है।
दोषियों को कड़ी से कड़ी सजा दिलाने हेतु पुलिस उपमहानिरीक्षक पी. रेणुका देवी जी के नेतृत्व में SIT का गठन कर इस गंभीर मामले की गहराई से जांच के भी आदेश दे दिए हैं।
— Pushkar Singh Dhami (@pushkardhami) September 24, 2022
Ankita’s mortal remains have been recovered from Chilla canal in Rishikesh, police officials have told the news agency ANI. Officials from the local police department said the deceased’s father and brother were present when the body was identified.
Earlier this week, Pulkit Arya — son of former BJP minister Vinod Arya — and three other people were arrested for the murder of Ankita Arya, a receptionist working at a resort in Laxman Jhula. Police have named Arya as the “main accused” in the case, where Ankita worked at the Vanantra Resort.
On Saturday, Uttarakhand authorities demolished an illegally constructed resort. According to the police, Pulkit and the two others were charged with murder after confessing to pushing the woman into a canal during an altercation.
District magistrates in the state were instructed by CM Dhami to investigate resorts earlier in the day.
Additionally, he has directed them to take necessary action against illegal resorts.