Actor and Haryana BJP leader Sonali Phogat’s family has raised questions about her death in Goa and has demanded an investigation by the CBI.

Sonali Phogat, 42, died of a heart attack on Monday night. She had complained of uneasiness and was declared brought dead at Saint Anthony’s hospital in North Goa.

Her sister said her family hasn’t accepted that she had died of a heart attack. “My sister cannot have a heart attack. She was very fit. We demand a proper investigation by CBI. My family is not ready to accept that she died of a heart attack. She had no such medical problem,” her sister Raman told ANI.

“I received a call from her the evening before her death. She said she wanted to talk over WhatsApp and said that something fishy is going on… later, she cut the call and then didn’t pick up,” Raman added.

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Sonali Phogat, who had gone to Goa with some of her associates, was taken to hospital after she complained of uneasiness post dinner. Goa Deputy Superintendent of Police (Mapusa) Jivba Delvi told PTI that an “unnatural death” case has been registered at Anjuna. Sonali’s postmortem is scheduled for today, 24 August, 2022.  

Sonali Phogat came to the limelight with her TikTok videos. She debuted as a TV anchor in 2006 before joining the BJP two years later.

Sonali Phogat made her acting debut in 2016 with a TV show and followed it up with several Haryanvi and Punjabi films and music videos. She also acted in a web series in 2019. She was a contestant in the 2020 edition of reality show Bigg Boss.

Sonali Phogat contested as a BJP candidate in the 2019 Haryana election and lost to Congress candidate Kuldeep Bishnoi, who recently joined the BJP.

Raman told reporters in Hisar that her sister Sonali had called up her mother and told her about not feeling well after she had her food.

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“She had said she was feeling uneasy. She sensed as if something was not right as if some conspiracy was being played against her. Later in the morning, we received news that she was no more,” she was quoted as saying by PTI.

The family’s stance spurred calls for a CBI probe by Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) politicians.

Sonali Phogat’s husband Sanjay Phogat had died under unusual circumstances in 2016 at 42. She has a teenage daughter named Yashodhara.

Two years ago, a video showing her slapping an official in Hisar and beating him with a slipper went viral on social media.