Actor and BJP leader Sonali Phogat’s body had "multiple blunt force injuries", according to the post-mortem report on the basis of which a murder case was registered (Pic. Courtesy Twitter/@ani_digital)
Actor and BJP leader Sonali Phogat’s body had “multiple blunt force injuries”, according to the post-mortem report on the basis of which a murder case was registered on Thursday against two of her associates.
The family of the 43-year-old Bigg Boss star had refused to accept initial reports that she had died of a cardiac arrest and had alleged foul play. She was declared dead at the St Anthony Hospital at Anjuna in North Goa on Tuesday morning.
Sonali Phogat’s personal assistant Sudhir Sangwan and his friend Sukhwinder Wasi, who were with her when she arrived in Goa on Monday have been charged in the murder case.
“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. 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 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.
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).”