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Family, supporters demand justice in alleged homicide of Indian lady

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Protesters in India’s northern Uttarakhand state turned out on Sunday to demand an neutral probe into the alleged homicide of a younger lady who labored at a resort owned by the son of a former state minister, officers stated on Sunday.

Police discovered the physique of 19-year-old Ankita Bhandari on Saturday near a bridge over the River Ganges in Rishikesh metropolis. Local police stated that preliminary investigations confirmed the physique was thrown in a canal after Bhandari was killed.

She had labored as a receptionist at a resort owned by Pulkit Arya, the son of Vinod Arya who had served as a minister within the in Uttarakhand state authorities for India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebration.

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Police stated that they had arrested Pulkit Arya, in addition to a resort supervisor and an assistant supervisor on suspicion of homicide.

Reuters couldn’t instantly reach legal professionals and relations of Pulkit Arya for remark.

Local BJP officers stated Vinod Arya was expelled from the celebration on Saturday after his son’s arrest. Reuters couldn’t instantly reach Vinod Arya for remark.

Bhandari’s dad and mom refused to conduct funeral rites till their demand for a extra complete postmortem was met.

Local residents turned out to help them.

“People are protesting and blocking highways, they want justice for the victim and we are trying to calm them down,” stated Shyam Dutt Nautiyal, a senior police official in Uttarakhand.

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