BJP’s Sonali Phogat tearful daughter shoulders Bier At Last Rites
The daughter of actor and Haryana BJP leader Sonali Phogat shouldered beer today as her mother was cremated amidst a massive crowd of family and supporters. The tearful young woman was seen shouldering one of the four beer ends in videos from the spot. His body was draped in a BJP flag.
Large numbers of people attended the last rites in the Hisar of Haryana after the 43-year-old chief died under mysterious circumstances in Goa. Two days after his death, the police seem to have made progress in their investigations.
She was initially said to have died of natural causes – a heart attack – but yesterday Ms Phogat’s autopsy report said she had multiple blunt force injuries to her body.
Citing CCTV footage of a restaurant and a confession from the accused in the case, Goa Police today revealed that she was forcibly drugged by her associates while partying at the restaurant .
His family alleged that his two associates Sudhir Sangwan and Sukhwinder were responsible for his death. Both have been arrested by the police now.
Ms Phogat’s brother-in-law, Aman Poonia, claimed his associate Sudhir Sangwan killed her. She was raped and blackmailed by him, he said.
After initial reluctance, Goa Police registered a murder case on Thursday.
Some BJP leaders are now backing the family’s demand for a CBI investigation into the case.
“It’s a personal loss for me…there should be a CBI investigation if the family asks for it,” said Haryana BJP MP Kuldeep Bishnoi.