Former BJP chief Vinod Arya, the daddy of the prime accused in Uttarakhand receptionist’s homicide case, at present described his son Pulkit Arya as a Seedha sadha balak (a easy man).
Vinod Arya denied all allegations towards Pulkit Arya and claimed his son was harmless.
“Seedha sadha balak hai (he is an easy man). He’s solely involved about his work. I would like justice for each my son Pulkit and the murdered lady,” Mr Arya stated.
“He would by no means take pleasure in such actions,” he added.
Mr Arya stated Pulkit had been residing individually from them for a very long time.
His remarks come a day after the BJP expelled him and his son Ankit Arya, the accused’s brother, from all occasion posts.
Mr Arya, nonetheless claimed, that he resigned from the occasion to make sure truthful and neutral investigation within the case.
“Pulkit is harmless, nonetheless I’ve resigned from the BJP to make sure truthful investigation. My son Ankit has additionally resigned,” he stated.
Pulkit Arya, who owned the resort in Rishikesh the place the girl labored as a receptionist, was arrested on Friday together with resort supervisor Saurabh Bhaskar and assistant supervisor Ankit Gupta.
The three males allegedly thrashed the lady and pushed her right into a canal close to the resort after an argument, sources stated.
Investigation primarily based on the questioning of the accused and the girl’s cellular chat historical past reveal that she was pressured to offer “particular providers” to friends on the resort, which she resisted, stated state police chief Ashok Kumar.
“Days earlier than she went lacking, the girl had despatched WhatsApp messages to her shut buddy sharing her ordeal,” he stated.
Earlier, a Fb buddy of the girl had reportedly stated that his buddy was killed as a result of she refused to have intercourse with friends for which she was provided Rs 10,000.
Following a directive by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, a Particular Investigation Crew (SIT), headed by Deputy Inspector Normal of Police Renuka Devi, has been fashioned to probe the matter. Mr Dhami has promised “harshest motion” within the case – irrespective of who’s concerned.
Police recovered the girl’s physique from the Chilla canal in Rishikesh on Saturday morning. The draft post-mortem report has revealed that the girl died resulting from drowning, and that she had blunt pressure trauma.
As particulars of her homicide emerged, violent protests broke out across the resort in Rishikesh with locals breaking glass panes and a few making an attempt to torch a pickle manufacturing facility on its premises.
An indignant mob additionally attacked the police automobile when the accused males had been being taken to a court docket on Friday.