Ankita Bhandari was a receptionist at Vanantra Resort, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. She was allegedly murdered by Pulkit Arya, the son of BJP leader Vinod Arya. Pulkit was the owner of the Vanantra resort.
Ankita Bhandari’s nickname is Sakshi. She was born in 2003 in Srikot, Pauri-Grahwal, Uttarakhand. She was 19 years old (2003-2022) till her death. Her nationality is Indian. She was a receptionist at the Vanantra resort, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.
|Real name||Ankita Bhandari|
|Date of brith||2003|
|Age||19 years old (2003-2022)|
|Place of birth||Srikot, Pauri-Grahwal, Uttarakhand|
|Profession||Receptionist (before death)|
Ankita’s height was around 5 feet 3 inches. She had pretty eyes that were black in color whereas her hairs were also black.
|Height (approx)||In feet & inches- 5′ 3″
in meters- 1.60 m
in centimters- 160 cm
Ankita Bhandari completed her schooling at B.R. Modern School at Pauri, Pauri-Grahwal.
|School||B.R Modern School, Pauri|
|Educational qualification||Diploma in Hotel Management|
Ankita Bhandari’s father, Virendra Singh Bhandari is a security guard by profession. Her mother, Soni Devi is a aanganwadi worker. Her brother, Ajay works in the private sector in Delhi.
|Father||Virendra Singh Bhandari|
|Brother||Ajay Singh Bhandari|
Boyfriend/ Marital status
Ankita was dating Pushap Deep who was a resident of Jammu.
|Dating (at the time of death)||Relation|
Ankita Bhandari worked as a receptionist at the Vanantra resort in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.
Ankita’s parents called her on September 18 but she did not answer, and they were unable to find her when they searched her room. Additionally, Pushap Deep lost contact with her when she informed him about harassment at the resort, which made him suspicious. She was under pressure to do “additional service” for a VIP in exchange for Rs. 10,000. Her father reported her missing to the Revenue police department.
Later, the case was sent to the Laxman Jhula police, who were able to apprehend the three defendants: Pulkit Arya, Ankit Gupta, the hotel manager, and Saurabh Bhaskar, a friend of Pulkit.
During their police interrogation, the three admitted to their crime and claimed that they had pushed Ankita into the Chilla canal after Pulkit and Ankita got into a heated argument. They claimed that they had all gone to a nearby location to settle the matter after Pulkit and Ankita had a heated argument. They later went back to the hotel and gave the personnel a different tale.
The State Disaster Response Force of the Uttarakhand police located Ankita’s body on September 24, 2022. The corpse was retrieved from the barrage of the Chilla canal. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Rishikesh conducted a preliminary autopsy on Ankita, and it concluded that she had suffered from blunt force trauma before she passed away. According to the report, she drowned to death.
- Ankita was born in a middle class-poor family.
- She was very good in academics scoring 88% in HSC Board exams.
- She was also awarded as the Best Student Award in Business Studies subject.
- Ankita’s family was not satisfied with the postmortem report, so they demanded for higher investigation and till than last rites will not be performed, as mentioned by Ankita’s father.
- Ankita was in a relationship with Pushap Deep Kumar. They both met each other on the online platform.
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