U'khand resort murder: Ankita Bhandari cremated, Rishikesh-Badrinath NH blockade ends

Updated: Sep 25 2022 9:46PM

U'khand resort murder: Ankita Bhandari cremated, Rishikesh-Badrinath NH blockade ends

Dehradun, Sep 25 (PTI) Relatives of the 19-year-old receptionist allegedly murdered by a BJP leader's son cremated her Sunday and protesters lifted an eight-hour blockade of a key highway after Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami assured justice.

Ankita Bhandari's family had initially refused to perform her last rites until they received the final post-mortem report. A preliminary report of an autopsy conducted at AIIMS, Rishikesh, said she died of drowning but there were antemortem injuries (injuries before death) on her body.

She was cremated on the banks of the Alaknanda at Shrinagar around 6.30 pm in the presence of Commissioner, Garhwal, Sushil Kumar and Pauri District Magistrate Vijay Kumar Jogdande.