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Handing over Sonali Phogat death case to CBI, says Goa CM, amid growing demands

A murder case was filed by the Goa Police after the post-mortem report

Handing over Sonali Phogat death case to CBI, says Goa CM, amid growing demands
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Amid growing demands, Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said that the case linked to the death of BJP leader Sonali Phogat would be handed over to CBI.

He underlined that the family of the BJP leader who died last month and the Haryana government had making persistent demands in this regard.

Actor-politician Sonali Phogat - who hailed from Haryana - was found dead in Goa last month. Albeit, heart attack was said to be the initial cause of the death, her family had alleged foul play. Later, probe linked to death due to drug overdose was launched.

A murder case was filed by the Goa Police after the post-mortem report suggested "blunt force injury" on her body.

The police had also said that Phogat was "forcibly drugged by her two associates". Several arrests were subsequently made in the case.

On Sunday, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar had said that the case would be handed over to the central probe agency if the family was not satisfied.

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