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Hisar, Haryana's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sonali Phogat's alleged murderers were arrested on Friday by the Goa police. The police have arrested Phogat's PA Sudhir Sangwan and his associate Sukhwinder Singh and have taken them for a medical checkup.

Following the development, Phogat's family have claimed that Phogat did not die of heart attack, but was murdered. Kuldeep Phogat, the brother-in-law of Sonali phogat said, “We've been saying since beginning that it's a murder. She was healthy, had no illnesses. Sudhir Sangwan drugged her. She called us, said something was mixed in her food. She was scared. This was the night of her murder."

The accused persons had travelled to Goa along with Phogat on August 22.

Sonali Phogat's brother Rinku Dhaka had earlier filed a complaint alleging that Phogat was murdered by Sudhir Sangwan, her personal trainer along with Sukhwinder Singh who intended "to take over her properties and financial assets to finish her political career. "

The drugging incident happened at Curlies Restaurant at Anjuna in North Goa, according to the confession by the accused.

The two accused confessed that after they intentionally mixed an obnoxious chemical into a liquid and made the victim drink it, which made her feel uneasy, after which they took her to the hotel and then to St. Anthony's Hospital, where she was declared brought dead," the Goa police said.

Following the arrest, Rinku Dhaka has said, “We are satisfied with how the investigation into the murder of my sister has progressed. The CCTV footage has revealed the truth. We cremated my sister today, will look into the further process to get her justice now".

Dhaka alleged that "Phogat's PA raped her after adding drugs to her meals". He also claimed that the actor had no plans to visit Goa and she was brought there as per a conspiracy. "She had no plan to come to Goa. She was brought as per a pre-planned conspiracy. There was no movie shoot. Two rooms in the hotel had been booked only for two days. Film shooting was supposed to happen on August 24 but rooms were only booked for August 21-22," Dhaka said.

After Dhaka's complaint, new reports surfaced that claimed Haryana MLA Gopal Kanda was helping Sangwan and Sukhwinder. However, on Friday, Dhaka denied the allegations while speaking to the media in Haryana.

Sonali Phogat's post-mortem was done in Goa and as per Rinku Dhaka, the post-mortem report revealed four injuries and poison as the cause of death.

The actor, who rose to fame with her TikTok videos, contested the 2019 Haryana election as a BJP candidate but lost to then Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi (he has since joined the BJP). She also appeared in the reality show Bigg Boss in 2020.

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