Actor and BJP chief Sonali Phogat was forcibly made to drink “some obnoxious substance” combined in water by her two associates whereas partying at a restaurant-cum-nightclub in Goa, the police have stated, citing safety digital camera footage and alleged confessions. She “felt uneasy” after it, was taken to the lodge the place all of them have been staying, after which introduced useless to a hospital the subsequent morning.
Police stated that Sudhir Sangwan and Sukhwinder Singh, the 2 associates accused of murdering the Bigg Boss contestant Sonali Phogat, have been arrested final night in order that they might not destroy the proof. “CCTV recordings of related premises have been examined by the Investigating Officer and it was discovered that Sudhir was forcefully making Sonali to drink the alleged liquid in a water bottle,” the police assertion learn, earlier than they left for the lodge, Grand Leonny.
The alleged spiking of the drink occurred when Sonali Phogat, 42, was with the 2 males at a preferred social gathering joint, Curlie’s Restaurant, final Monday evening. When she was introduced useless to St Anthony’s Hospital in Anjuna, North Goa, the subsequent morning, it was initially seen as a case of coronary heart assault. However her household sensed one thing amiss and demanded a radical probe.
After Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar intervened as nicely, police finally filed a homicide case and, in her post-mortem report yesterday, it got here to mild that “there are a number of blunt pressure accidents over the physique”. The report stated police want to research the reason for dying.
Police at this time stated discovering the trigger “would take some time… solely after chemical examination of viscera” and different exams.
Haryana Chief Minister Khattar had yesterday stated that the viscera could be examined at a state facility in Chandigarh too, in addition to in Goa, as per the household’s demand.
He additionally stated he’s open to handing the case over to the Central Bureau of Investigation.
The household has alleged rape as nicely, however police in Goa have not but pressed these fees, pending additional investigation.
Her brother, Rinku Dhaka, says the killers had the “intention to take over her properties and monetary belongings and to complete her political profession”.
With the BJP since 2008, Sonali Phogat had contested the 2019 meeting polls however misplaced. He husband Sanjay Phogat, who died 5 years in the past, had been lively in social and political circles. She has a teenaged daughter.