An autopsy revealed on Thursday that BJP politician Sonali Phogat’s body had “several blunt force injuries,” hours after two of her friends were accused of killing her. Both were taken into custody this evening in Goa.
The news: Charges have been brought against Sonali Phogat’s personal assistant Sudhir Sangwan and his friend Sukhwinder Wasi, who were present when she arrived in Goa on Monday.
What they said: “Over the body, there are several blunt force injuries. Given the foregoing, it is up to the investigating officer to determine how the death occurred “The Bigg Boss star, whose passing shocked the political and entertainment worlds.
What happened: On Tuesday morning, Sonali Phogat, 43, was pronounced dead at the St Anthony Hospital in Anjuna, North Goa. Initial claims that she had died of a heart arrest were disputed by her family.
- The family wanted the post-mortem in Delhi’s AIIMS but agreed to one in Goa after the police filed a murder case.
Suspects: In a complaint, her brother Rinku Dhaka claimed that Sukhwinder and Sudhir Sangwan had raped and killed his sister three years prior. He said an indecent video was being used to extort her.
- A few hours prior to her passing, Sonali Phogat, according to Rinku, spoke to her mother, sister, and brother-in-law. He added she “sounded troubled” and expressed her concerns about her aides, adding that she had made the decision to bring legal action against them.
- Sudhir Sangwan allegedly confiscated his sister’s phones, property records, ATM cards, and house keys in addition to making threats to ruin her political and acting careers, according to Rinku Dhaka. After she passed away, her farmhouse in Haryana lost CCTV cameras, laptops, and other technology.
Phogat, who rose to fame with her TikTok videos, contested the 2019 Haryana election as a BJP candidate but lost to the Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi (he has since joined the BJP). She also appeared in the reality show Bigg Boss in 2020.
Her 15-year-old daughter Yashodhara has also sought justice for her mother. Sonali Phogat’s husband died in 2016.