Tue, 22 Nov 2022 01:38 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has accused BJP leader Sonali Phogat's personal assistant of forcing her to take drugs before her death. The actor-turned-politician had died in Goa in August this year.
Phogat's personal assistant Sudhir Sangwan is among the two accused in the CBI chargesheet of forcibly drugging and killing her. The other accused was Sukhwinder Singh. The two men had been arrested soon after her death.
The CBI on Monday filed a charge sheet against both the accused in a Goa court. The case was initially handled by the Goa police, before it was transferred to the CBI.
Phogat spent her last hours at Curlies beach shack and nightclub before she succumbed to a case of a suspected overdose of methamphetamine.
While it was initially alleged that she died of a heart attack, her family had immediately alleged foul play. Following allegations by her family, the Goa Police lodged a case of murder and arrested a couple of Phogat's associates.
Phogat shot to fame because of her TikTok videos. She also contested the 2019 Haryana election as a BJP candidate but lost to then-Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi (he has since joined the BJP). She was last seen in the reality show Bigg Boss in 2010.