Hours after the arrest of three people in the Uttarakhand resort receptionist murder case, Director general of police (DGP) Ashok Kumar said victim Ankita was under pressure to commit wrongful acts.
"Ankita was under pressure to commit wrongful acts. We will reveal more details after further investigation," the DGP said.
The body of the 19-year-old receptionist, who went missing on the premises of a private resort owned by BJP leader's son Pulkit Arya, was found by the police near Chilla powerhouse, sources said.
In police custody, the accused confessed that they pushed her into a canal near the resort after a personal dispute, following which she drowned, according to the police.
Uttarakhand | Visuals from Chilla canal in Rishikesh where the body of #AnkitaBhandari was recovered today.— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) September 24, 2022
The 19-yr-old receptionist was allegedly murdered by BJP leader Vinod Arya's son Pulkit Arya who has been now arrested along with other two accused pic.twitter.com/hOSSpGn2e3
The DGP said, “Prima facie special services were being asked to be given to Ankit Arya (son of Vinod Arya and brother of Pulkit Arya).”
“However, whether there was a prostitution racket or it is a standalone case of Ankita being forced to offer services to Ankit is not clear yet,” he added.
“No other girl is missing. If there is something more to it, we will dig it out,” he said.
“Something has come up about Pulkit Arya. Will go to the depth of everything,” the top cop said.