Haridwar, Sept. 23 -- Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vinod Arya's son, Pulkit Arya, has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 19-year-old woman who worked as a receptionist at a resort that he owns near Rishikesh, media reports said.

Pulkit himself reported her as missing on Monday, as did her family.

However, it later turned out he'd killed her with help from two staff members, who have been arrested too, the police informed the media.

The police are probing the motive amid allegations of delayed action "because the accused's father belongs to the state's ruling party BJP and RSS".

"In Uttarakhand, we have a system of the patwari (land revenue official) registering FIRs where the area doesn't have regular polic...