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Murder on the Ganges: Embarrassed BJP expels father, brother of Ankita Bhandari’s ‘killer’; Pulkit Arya’s brother sacked

Murder on the Ganges: Embarrassed BJP expels father, brother of Ankita Bhandari’s ‘killer’; Pulkit Arya’s brother sacked

New Delhi: After huge public outcry in the aftermath of the Ankita Bhandari murder case in Uttarakhand, an embarrassed BJP sacked ex-minister Vinod Arya and his son Ankit Arya from the party Saturday.

Ankita Bhandari murder case | BJP expels Vinod Arya and Ankit Arya – the father and brother of main accused Pulkit Arya – from the party with immediate effect. pic.twitter.com/G8iQB5sS9J

— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) September 24, 2022

The Pushkar Singh Dhami government also sacked Ankit Arya from the position of vice-chairperson of the State OBC Welfare Commission.

The stringent action came after public ire erupted against the state BJP government so much so that local MLA Renu Bisht’s car was vandalised by protestors and the public van transporting the three accused in the case was waylaid, stopped and the accused thrashed.

Such public anger: An angry group of locals, men and women, waylaid the police jeep taking the accused in the #ankitabhandari case to court yesterday and beat them up badly. The jeep's windows were smashed, and their clothes were torn — police with great difficulty rescued them pic.twitter.com/W57OEcaEmj

— Aman Sharma (@AmanKayamHai_) September 24, 2022

#JusticeForAnkita Raise ur voice for this Poor girl from #Uttarakhand. girl was missing for 6 days,

"23rd September" #INDvsAUST20I#TeJran #SENS pic.twitter.com/sDjtHtPuHL

— Kumari Dimple