No sharp-edged injuries found on Sonali’s body, says Goa Police

The Goa Police on Thursday also registered a murder case against two persons for their alleged involvement in the death of Phogat.
Sonali Phogat
Sonali Phogat

PANAJI: Goa Police on Thursday said no sharp-edged injuries were found on the body of the actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Haryana Sonali Phogat who died in Goa on Tuesday.

The Goa Police on Thursday also registered a murder case against two persons for their alleged involvement in the death of Phogat.

Phogat’s body will reach Delhi tonight.

“Murder case has been registered against two persons in Anjuna Police Station. The probe in the case is underway. The deceased’s brother has mentioned the involvement of her PA and one other person. Post-mortem report expected n 1-2 hours. Victim’s body will reach Delhi tonight,” OS Bishnoi, Inspector General of Police, Goa told ANI.

“Women police officers who conducted a physical examination of Sonali Phogat’s body have not found any sharp-edged injuries on the body,” added the IGP Bishnoi.

Meanwhile, Sonali Phogat’s brother Rinku said the actor had no plans to visit Goa and she was brought there as per a conspiracy.

“She had no plan to come to Goa. She was brought as per a pre-planned conspiracy. There was no movie shoot. Two rooms in the hotel had been booked only for two days. Film shooting was supposed to happen on August 24 but rooms were only booked for August 21-22,” Rinku said.

Sonali, the BJP leader from Hisar in Haryana, was brought dead to the St Anthony Hospital at Anjuna in North Goa on Tuesday morning. While preliminary reports suggested that she died of a cardiac arrest, her family members suspect foul play.

Phogat’s brother Rinku Dhaka has filed a complaint with Goa Police, alleging that his sister was raped and murdered by her personal assistant Sudhir Sangwan and his friend Sukhwinder.

In the complaint, Rinku stated that Phogat had spoken to her mother, sister and brother-in-law a few hours before her demise on August 23.

Rinku alleged that Phogat’s PA raped her after adding drugs to her meals.

Speaking to ANI, Sonali’s nephew Moninder Phogat said, “Hume shak nhi hume yakin hai ki aisa hua hai unke sath. (We are sure that our sister was raped and murdered).”

Meanwhile, her 15-year-old daughter Yashodhara sought justice for her mother.

Phogat contested the last Assembly election from Haryana from the Adampur constituency on a BJP ticket against Kuldeep Bishnoi. She also appeared in the reality show ‘Bigg Boss’ in 2020.

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