Massive fire at factory of Ankita Bhandari murder accused

The SHO said that the fire was brought under control with the help of three fire tenders, after two hours.

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Rishikesh: A massive fire broke out at former BJP leader’s son Pulkit Arya, who is the main accused in Ankita Bhandari’s murder case, in Uttarakhand on Sunday.

The Pulkit Arya-owned Amla Candy factory in Ganga Bhogpur in Uttarakhand caught fire due to a short circuit in its inverter fitting, SHO Vinod Singh Gunsai of Lakshman Jhula police station said, reports news agency ANI.

The SHO also said that the fire was brought under control with the help of three fire tenders, after two hours.

More details on the matter are awaited.

Ankita Murder case

The 19-year-old was allegedly killed by the owner of a resort where she worked as a receptionist. It is alleged that Bhandari was murdered by her employer Pulkit Arya, who is the son of a former BJP leader, and his two accomplices.

Ankita, who used to work as a receptionist at the Vanatara resort owned by Pulkit Arya in Rishikesh, was initially listed as missing and police found her body from a Chilla canal in Rishikesh on September 24.

The murder case sparked a massive outrage and protests were reported from various parts of the state.

Arya and his two accomplices have been put behind bars as an investigation by SIT is in progress.