Dehradun : In Uttarakhand, son of BJP leader has been arrested in the murder of 17-year-old receptionist at the resort the family owned. Arrested is : former minister Vinod Arya’s son Pulkhit Araya. The victim was identified as Ankita Bandari hailing from Shrekoth village. According to sources, the teen was murdered for refusing to have sex with the resort’s patrons.
Following the murder, the government demolished Pulkith’s resort overnight.
Ankita went missing five days ago. In their confession, the culprits said they pushed her into the canal in the midst of a heated argument. The young girl had begun work at resort only a month back.
The culprits were taken into custody after women’s organisations staged protest in the region. Even so, there are just three arrested in the incident - the resort manager Saurabh Baskar, Ankit and Pulkit himself.
CM said the incident is tragic and affirmed there will be stringent punishment for the guilty.
The search for Ankita began after her family lodged a missing case with police on 18 September. FIR was registered on the 25th following which the resort owner and the other arrested two went into hiding.