Sonali Phogat’s Last Rites Held in Haryana

Sonali Phogat's last rites were held in Haryana on Friday. Many people crowded to pay their respects.

Sonali Phogat’s Last Rites
Sonali Phogat’s Last Rites (Photo Credit: Twitter/ANI)

Haryana: Sonali Phogat’s last rites were held in Haryana on Friday. The late BJP leader died under a mysterious circumstances in Goa. A large number of people crowded to pay their last respects to her.

The actress’ teenage daughter Yashodhara lit the funeral pyre as she and the other family members bade her a tearful adieu at the cremation ground in Rishi Nagar. Sonali, who started her career as a news anchor, later found fame on video hosting platform TikTok and also acted in a few movies.

Yashodhra, daughter of Haryana BJP leader Sonali Phogat, along with others carries the mortal remains of her mother during the funeral procession, at Rishi Nagar in Hisar district, Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. (PTI Photo)

On Thursday evening, her body was brought to her farmhouse here from Goa to enable people pay their tributes. Haryana Minister Kamal Gupta, the BJP MLA from Hisar, and another party leader Kuldeep Bishnoi were present.

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Earlier on August 23 morning, Sonali was rushed to St Anthony Hospital at Anjuna in North Goa, where she was declared dead. Her husband, too, had died under mysterious circumstances a few years ago.

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Though initially, it was assumed that she may have died due to a heart attack, a post-mortem report mentioned that there were ‘multiple blunt force injuries’ on her body, prompting the Goa Police to press charges of murder against two of her associates Sudhir Sagwan and Sukhwinder Wasi.

Her brother Rinku Dhaka had filed a complaint against the two men at Anjuna Police Station on Wednesday. On Thursday, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had said his government will consider handing over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation if the Phogat family wanted so. On Friday, Kuldeep Bishnoi said he had spoken to the chief minister and urged him for a CBI inquiry.