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Killing of 19-year-old Ankita Bhandari draws massive outrage, locals & netizens demand death for accused

Irked Locals protested against BJP MLA Renu Bisht and even vandalised her car as they agitated over the murder of the young woman

Ayushi Sikarwar

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New Delhi: The murder of a woman receptionist allegedly by senior BJP leader Vinod Arya’s son Pulkit Arya and 2 of his associates has shocked the nation. The 19-year-old victim had been working at the Vanantra resort for nearly a month owned by Pulkit Arya in the Pauri district near Rishikesh.

Bhandari had been missing since Monday and her body was recovered from the Chilla Canal in the early hours of Saturday, State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) confirmed.

Amid widespread outrage, the demolition of the resort owned by the accused was carried out late Friday night on orders of Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, reported ANI.

Irked Locals protested against BJP MLA Renu Bisht and even vandalised her car as they agitated over the murder of the young woman. The lawmaker was escorted away from the people by the local police.

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The matter has taken the Indian side of social media by storm with locals and netizens demanding a death sentence for the accused Pulkit Arya, the owner of the resort, manager Saurabh Bhaskar and assistant manager Ankit Gupta.

Here’s what netizens has to say:

The trio has been arrested and sent to a 14-day judicial custody while the police are probing the motive behind the murder.

 

 

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