Sonali Phogat Murder Case: Accused Accepts Giving Drugs To The BJP Leader?
As new instances are coming to the forefront in the Sonali Phogat murder case, what initially looked like a case of heart attack has now become a web of deceit. Actor, BJP leader and Bigg Boss fame Sonali Phogat died on August 23, a day after her arrival in Goa. The BJP leader was immediately rushed to St. Anthony Hospital in North Goa on August 23 morning, where she was declared brought dead.
Though Phogat’s death was earlier termed as a case of heart attack, it was registered as a murder case by the Goa Police after the deceased’s family demanded a thorough probe and an intervention by the Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
Mixed Some Obnoxious Substance In Drinking Water And Forced Sonali To Drink It: Accused
In the recent development, the accused and Ms Phogat’s aide Sudhir Pal Sangwan has accepted that he gave MDMA drugs to the BJP leader. The complaint copy filed by the Goa Police read: “During interrogation, Sudhir Pal Sangwan confessed to the crime, stating that after reaching Goa, he along with Sukhwinder Singh took Sonali Phogat to Curlie’s restaurant at Anjuna, Goa, on the pretext of partying, and there he mixed some obnoxious substance in drinking water and forced Sonali to drink it. Sudhir Pal Sangwan also disclosed that Sukhwinder Singh had helped him in procuring an obnoxious substance, and the same was confessed by Sukhwinder Singh,”
“Thereafter, he, Sonali and Sukhwinder drank the said MDMA mixed with water and danced on the dancing floor. Further, he disclosed that Sonali informed him that she was feeling uneasy and requested him to take her to the ladies toilet,” added the complaint copy.
Recently, a video has been going viral on social media that purportedly shows the BJP leader being forced to drink on a dance floor. While it is still unclear if the clip is from Goa, the man in the video appears to be Sudhir Pal Sangwan, one of Sonali Phogat’s two associates who have been arrested by the Goa Police.
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Another video showed Phogat being helped by Sangwan while struggling to walk on her own. Her other associate Sukhwinder Singh was also seen leaving Curlies Restaurant in Anjuna Beach along with them as they left for the hotel. The very next day, she was brought dead to St. Anthony Hospital.
Who All Have Been Arrested In The Sonali Phogat Murder Case Till Now?
The Goa Police have arrested the drug dealer who allegedly supplied drugs to another dealer, who is accused of supplying them to the associates of the BJP leader. The drug dealer and the owner of the restaurant were arrested on Saturday. Meanwhile, Sudhir Sangwan and Sukhwinder Singh, the prime suspects in the case, have been sent to 10 days in police custody.
While Ms Phogat’s associates have been charged with murder, both the drug dealer and the restaurant owner have been charged under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS act). The Goa Police interrogated over 25 people, including the restaurant staff, the hospital, the resort where the Haryana BJP leader was staying and her driver.
Citing CCTV footage and confessions, the police have said that Sonali Phogat was forced to drink methamphetamine drugs (meth) at the famous Curlies restaurant on Monday. After she ‘felt uneasy’, she was taken to the hotel Grand Leonny by her associates where they were staying. On Tuesday morning, she was declared brought dead by the hospital. Ms Phogat’s autopsy report revealed the presence of multiple blunt force injuries on her body.
Meanwhile, the Haryana government had earlier said that it would write to Goa to seek the handover of actor and BJP leader Sonali Phogat’s murder case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).