BJP leader and social media influencer Sonali Phogat’s drink was spiked by two men, said the Goa Police on Friday, adding both the accused will be formally arrested soon
Goa inspector general of police (IGP) Omvir Singh Bishnoi said that on the basis of CCTV footage, it was seen that accused Sudhir Sangwan and his associate Sukhwinder Singh were partying with the Haryana BJP leader at a club in the state. “A video establishes that one of them forcefully made the victim consume a substance.”
Phogat was rushed to St Anthony Hospital at Anjuna in North Goa on August 23 morning, when she was declared dead. An autopsy report revealed her body had “multiple blunt force injuries”.
“When confronted, Sukhwinder and Sudhir confessed that they intentionally mixed an obnoxious chemical into a liquid and made the victim drink it,” Bishnoi further said at a press briefing.
The drugging incident happened at Curlies Restaurant at Anjuna in North Goa, according to the accused’s confession, the IGP said.