No evidence of rape in Ankita Bhandari's autopsy report: Sources


Ankita Bhandari, the 19-year-old receptionist of a resort owned by a BJP leader's son in Rishikesh, died due to drowning, sources told India Today TV, citing her autopsy report. No evidence of rape was found in the post-mortem exam, they added.

However, injury marks were found on Ankita's fingers, hands and back, the sources further said.

The death of Ankita Bhandari, which is now being probed as a case of murder, triggered massive outrage online and offline. The alleged involvement of a BJP leader's son has added to the fury of the people.

The BJP has already suspended its leader Vinod Arya, whose son Pulkit is the owner of the resort where Ankita worked. Pulkit and two others have been arrested by the police in connection with the case.

Bhandari was found dead by the police six days after she was reported missing. Her body was fished out of Cheela canal, near Rishikesh, and it was revealed that she was pressured by Pulkit Arya and others to provide "special service" to clients at the resort.

Earlier, her family had refused to conduct her last rites until the final autopsy details are in. Her preliminary report said she died due to drowning.