Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Dhami meets Ankita Bhandari's parents
On the morning of September 24, the body of Ankita Bhandari, a 19-year-old receptionist in the Vanatara Resort near Rishikesh, was found in a waterbody. She had been missing since the 18th of this month...
Uttarakhand Police receives post-mortem report of Ankita Bhandari
The murder of 19-year-old receptionist Ankita Bhandari and the demolition of a resort in Uttarakhand has led to protests and the removal of a BJP leader. Here is everything you need to know about the incident, and what the police investigation and reports have revealed.
One of the major points of contention for the protesters who blocked a highway in Uttarakhand for hours, demanding justice for Ankita Bhandari, is that the Uttarakhand Authorities demolished parts of the resort owned by Pulkit Arya on Saturday night. The 19-year-old woman was working as a receptionist at the resort. While the Uttarakhand police say they are investigating who ordered the demolition, the BJP spokesperson for Uttarakhand has denied the demolition. Here's a fact check.
Expelled BJP leader Vinod Arya, father of the prime accused in the murder of 19-year-old receptionist Ankita Bhandari, claimed that his son is innocent. My son is a seedha sadha balak,and is only concerned about his work. I want justice for both my son Pulkit and the murdered girl. Meanwhile, amid massive protests, Ankita's last rituals were performed at NIT Ghat near Alakhnanda river in Srinagar.
The people of Uttarakhand are outraged after one of the daughters of the state was brutally murdered, Her crime: she was trying to get a job and support her family. The silver lining of the story, however, is that at the forefront of the protests demanding justice for Ankita Bhandari are women.
AAP's Jot Singh Bisht said that it is important to probe further into the Ankita Bhandari murder case but pertinently look into the VIP guests that she was allegedly asked to serve. He also said it was important to publicly name the guests.
A former Uttarakhand minister's son, who owns a resort, was arrested along with his two employees on September 23 for the murder of a 19-year-old woman receptionist. Pulkit Arya, the son of BJP leader Vinod Arya, has been named as the main accused in the case, the police said. The party has officially expelled both father and son duo from the party.
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