Senior BJP chief Vinod Arya’s son, Pulkit Arya, has been arrested for the homicide of a 19-year-old girl who labored at a resort he owns at Rishikesh close to Haridwar. He had reported her lacking on Monday, but it surely later turned out he killed her with assist from two employees members, who’ve been arrested too, police mentioned.
The physique is but to be discovered — search was on in Cheela Canal, a close-by water channel — and police are probing the motive.
State police chief Ashok Kumar defined, “The initial FIR was registered by the resort owner (Pulkit Arya) and the woman’s family. In Uttarakhand, we have a system of the Patwari (land revenue official) registering FIRs. That’s where it was registered as the area (where the woman lived) doesn’t fall under regular police stations.”
Addressing is investigation into delay in motion, he mentioned “Once the case was transferred to us, we worked it out within 24 hours — the resort owner turned out to be accused. Further.”
Police acted swiftly after information went viral on social media together with her household naming Pulkit Arya, whose father Vinod Arya presently holds a state minister’s rank with no put up within the authorities. He earlier served as a minister and remained chairperson of Uttarakhand Mati Kala Board, a authorities group for the kumhar (potter) neighborhood.
Besides Pulkit Arya, resort supervisor Saurabh Bhaskar and assistant supervisor Ankit Gupta have been arrested, Pauri Additional Superintendent of Police Shekhar Chandra Suyal informed PTI. “Initially, they tried to mislead the police, but when interrogated sternly they confessed to the crime,” the officer mentioned.