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  • Uttarakhand BJP leader's son arrested for alleged murder
  • Pulkit Arya is the son of Vinod Arya, a BJP leader from Haridwar
  • Pulkit Arya accused of murdering a female employee

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Uttarakhand: BJP leader's son arrested for allegedly murdering female employee

Massive protests were held in Uttarakhand's Rishikesh with local surrounding police van carrying the accused. The locals reportedly also assaulted the accused. 

A BJP leader's son who owns a resort in Uttarakhand's Pauri district and his two employees were arrested on Friday allegedly for killing a 19-year-old girl who had been missing for the last few days, police said. The girl worked as a receptionist at the resort.

According to the police, Pulkit Arya, the resort owner, manager Saurabh Bhaskar, and assistant manager Ankit Gupta were arrested after they confessed to have killed the missing girl and thrown her body into the Cheela Canal

Ashok Kumar, Uttarakhand's Director General of Police said, 'All three accused have been arrested. A case of murder has been filed against them based on their statements. A body hasn't been found till now. They have also been charged with hiding evidence. After killing her they came and filed a missing complaint.'

Pulkit Arya is the son of Vinod Arya, a BJP leader from Haridwar, and a former chairman of Uttarakhand Mati Kala Board. Vinod Arya has been granted a state minister's rank but holds no post in the government.

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Massive protests were held in Uttarakhand's Rishikesh with local surrounding police van carrying the accused. The locals reportedly also assaulted the accused.

(With PTI inputs)

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