Goa Police revealed that the accused confessed to spiking Sonali Phogat’s drink with MDMA. During interrogation, the accused claimed that they mixed 1.5 gm of MDMA in a bottle before the party. Sonali Phogat drank from the bottle, the accused told Goa Police.
The motive behind the murder of the 42-year-old politician could be “economic interest”, said a senior police official, adding the duo was arrested to “avoid the possibility of destruction of evidence and influencing the witnesses.”
Sudhir Sagwan and Sukhwinder Singh were her associates and had arrived in Goa with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader on August 22.
Sonali Phogat, who first found fame on TikTok, was brought dead to St Anthony Hospital at Anjuna in North Goa district on August 23 morning from her hotel. Doctors had then said prima facie it appears she died of a heart attack.
However, the post-mortem report revealed blunt force injury on her body, following which the Goa Police registered a murder case.