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Ankita Bhandari murder case: Prostitution was rampant in Uttarakhand resort, says ex-employee

Ankita Bhandari murder case: The former employee she also claimed that both the accused used to misbehave with the girls who were present at the resort.

Hritika Mitra Edited By: Hritika Mitra @MitraHritika Rishikesh Updated on: September 27, 2022 15:48 IST
Bhandari was allegedly murdered by her employer, Pulkit
Image Source : PTI Bhandari was allegedly murdered by her employer, Pulkit Arya, who is a BJP leader's son.

Ankita Bhandari murder case: A former employee of the Vanantara resort in Rishikesh stepped forward on Monday claiming that the resort used to bring in girls as well as VIPs. Other than this, she aslo claimed that the accused, Ankit Gupta and Pulkit Arya, used to misbehave with the girls who were present at the resort. 

Speaking to news agency ANI, the former employee said, "I joined Vanantara resort, Rishikesh in May but left job there in July. Ankit Gupta (accused) & Pulkit Arya (main accused) misbehaved & verbally abused girls. They used to bring girls, VIPs came there too."

The post-mortem report of Ankita Bhandari, the 19-year-old who was found dead in a canal in Uttarakhand, confirmed that the cause of death was 'drowning'. The report also showed marks of injury on the receptionist's body. The findings have been shared with the family.

Bhandari was allegedly murdered by her employer, Pulkit Arya, who is a BJP leader's son. She was killed after she reportedly refused to offer 'special services' to the resort guests for Rs 10,000, police said earlier. 

(with inputs from ANI)

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