NEW DELHI: The post-mortem report of BJP leader
, who died in Goa earlier this week, mentions “multiple blunt force injuries” on her body, news agency PTI reported quoting officials.
The findings of the autopsy report adds fresh twist to the mysterious death of the
as it was initially reported that she died of a heart attack.
Based on the report, the Anjuna Police registered a murder case against the two associates of the BJP leader and arrested them.
“Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code was added to the case related to the death of the 42-year-old leader,” a senior police official told PTI.
Sudhir Sagwan and Sukhwinder Wasi, who had accompanied Phogat when she arrived in Goa on August 22, were named as accused in the case, he added.
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Phogat’s family members had alleged foul play in the death of the BJP leader and gave their consent for a post-morterm earlier today.
Phogat (42), a BJP leader from Hisar in Haryana who had found fame on Tik Tok, was brought dead at the St Anthony Hospital in Anjuna area of North Goa district on Tuesday morning.
Police she died of a suspected heart attack but subsequently registered a case of unnatural death.
On Wednesday, Phogat’s brother
claimed she was murdered by her associates.
Sonali Phogat was murdered, want CBI probe: Sonali Phogat’s brother
Dhaka alleged that a short while before her death, Sonali had spoken to her mother, sister and brother-in-law. She sounded disturbed and complained against her two colleague, he added.
He also claimed that the CCTV cameras, laptop and other crucial things from her farmhouse in Haryana have gone missing after her death.
Three years ago, one of her aides sexually assaulted her after spiking her food and later blackmailed her, Dhaka further alleged in the police complaint.
Goa CM Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said the state police were conducting a detailed investigation into Sonali Phogat’s death.
(With inputs from PTI)