At AIIMS Rishikesh, a post-mortem was performed on a 19-year-old girl who was allegedly murdered in Uttarakhand, setting off a tremendous uproar throughout the hill state. Her family then left with the remains of the young woman.
When the post-mortem began, a sizable crowd had gathered in front of AIIMS, and police were stationed there as security.
The teen’s body, which had been missing for almost a week, was discovered early on Saturday in Rishikesh’s Chilla canal.
Three males have been detained in connection with the case, including Pulkit Arya, the resort’s owner and the son of a prominent BJP member who employed the victim as a receptionist.
The males confessed to killing the woman and dumping her body in the canal, according to the police. The former minister Vinod Arya’s son, Pulkit, is from Uttarakhand. Saurabh Bhaskar (35), and Ankit Gupta, two of Pulkit’s employees, are the other two people detained (19).
Vinod Arya, a former state politician and head of the Uttarakhand Mati Kala Board, was dismissed from the BJP amid growing outrage over the murder. The state government also terminated Ankit Arya’s employment as the deputy chairperson of the Uttarakhand Other Backward Classes Commission. Ankit is the brother of Pulkit Arya.
Locals smashed the resort owned by Pulkit earlier in the day before setting it on fire. Pushkar Singh Dhami, chief minister of Uttarakhand, ordered the demolition of a portion of the venue and announced the formation of a SIT under the direction of DIG P Renuka Devi to conduct a prompt probe into the teen’s murder.
Police claimed that in order to sabotage the investigation, the accused themselves had reported a missing person to the revenue police on September 20. On September 22, the investigation was handed over to routine police.
In Rishikesh, angry residents allegedly vandalised Renu Bisht’s car because of her apparent response to the teen’s murder. The lawmaker was seen being led by police in a video that the news agency ANI broadcast as the audience chanted “Renu Bisht murdabad, murdabad” in the background.
When the MLA was driving along the Chilla canal, somebody broke the back windscreen of her automobile.