- Sonali Phogat’s brother Rinku Dhaka on Wednesday claimed she was murdered by two of her associates
- The family said police should register an FIR, only then will they allow for postmortem
- Police said an FIR in connection with the complaint would be filed after the autopsy
Sonali Phogat’s family has agreed to give their consent for the postmortem, but with a condition that the procedure be video-graphed. The development comes two days after the death of the BJP leader in Goa.
The autopsy was earlier scheduled at the state-run Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) near Panaji on Wednesday.
However, Phogat’s brother Rinku Dhaka on Wednesday claimed she was murdered by two of her associates. He said the family will allow the postmortem only after the Goa Police register a First Information Report (FIR) against the two persons.
On Thursday morning, Sonali Phogat’s nephew Mohinder Phogat said the family has given consent for the postmortem with a rider that the entire procedure be video-graphed.
“The police have told us that the FIR in connection with our complaint would be filed after conducting the postmortem,” he said.
Phogat (42), a BJP leader from Hisar in Haryana who had found fame on Tik Tok, was brought dead at the St Anthony Hospital in Anjuna area of North Goa district on Tuesday morning, a police official earlier said, adding that she died of a suspected heart attack.
The police subsequently registered a case of unnatural death.