Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: Sonali Phogatti
Hometown: Gohana, Sonipat
Some lesser known facts about Sudhir Sangwan
- Sudhir Sangwan is an Indian lawyer, best known as the Personal Assistant (PA) to the Indian TikTok star and politician. Sonali Phogat, He is one of the suspects in Sonali Phogat murder case.
- Sangwan is a member of the Gohana Bar Association.
- After completing his LLB degree, he started practicing as a lawyer in Gohana. Later he left his practice and started a poultry farm near his village. However, his poultry farm was not functioning properly.
- After this Sudhir started working as a middleman to give subsidy to the farmers of the poly house.
- He also worked as a contractor for some time.
- Sudhir Sangwan came in contact with Sonali Phogat during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections through a man from Gagdwas village in Bhiwani district (who had links with several film actors and actors).
- Soon, he started working with Sonali as her personal assistant (PA). Sudhir initially worked in the background for about four-five months and later appeared before the public and started assisting Sonali Phogat in election campaigns during the 2019 Legislative Assembly elections; Sonali Phogat contested from Adampur assembly seat on Bharatiya Janata Party ticket.
- While working as Sonali’s personal secretary, Sangwan first came to Sonali’s house as a guest and gradually made Phogat’s house his pucca house. Disclosing this during a media interaction, a relative of Sonali said,
One day I got a call from Sonali. He said that a guest from Australia has come to the house. He is a lawyer and I should go and meet him. When I reached Sonali’s house, Sudhir was walking in Capri. A day later he left. After a week, Sudhir came again and stayed at Sonali’s house for 7 days. Gradually, he made Sonali’s house a pucca house. Within a month, Sudhir understood who was close to Sonali in the family.
- Sudhir not only helped her during the election campaign but also arranged a luxury ride for Sonali during the election. The luxury vehicles Sudhir arranged for Sonali include Mercedes, Ford Endeavor and Skoda cars.
- Before Sonali’s demise, Sudhir had a firm hold on Sonali’s personal belongings such as the keys to her farmhouse and flat, her ATM car, her financial assets and even her mobile phone. It was Sudhir who had decided whom Sonali would meet and who could enter his house.
- Sudhir took a flat on rent in Gurgaon Greens Society, Sector 102, Gurugram in 2022 and while doing the documentation work for it, he named Sonali Phogat as his wife.
- Sources close to Sudhir and Sonali told the media that he preferred to be close to political figures.
- Sudhir once introduced Sukhwinder Singh Telling Sonali Phogat that he will look after her performance and do her work in Goa.
- On 22nd August 2022, Sonali He was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Goa. Initially it was said that he died of a heart attack. However, his autopsy revealed that he had multiple injuries on his body. Soon after, the post-mortem report came, and her family alleged that Sonali was raped by two men.
- When the police started investigating the case, they found three CCTV videos indicating Sudhir’s involvement in Sonali’s murder. The first video clip was of Goa’s Curley’s restaurant where Sudhir was unable to move Sonali properly. Further, in the video, Sudhir and his associate Sukhwinder Singh can be seen taking Sonali to the washroom, where they stayed for almost two hours.
The second video is a 36-second clip from a disco in which Sonali Phogat can be seen dancing with both Sukhwinder Singh and Sudhir Sangwan. However, it was seen in the video that Sonali was not very comfortable with Singh and was trying to get away from him. Sudhir was also present there.
In the third video, Sudhir can be seen forcibly giving Sonali something through a bottle, which she was protesting against.
After watching the video, Goa Police arrested Sudhir Sangwan and Sukhwinder Singh.
- According to Goa Police officials, during interrogation, Sudhir and Sukhwinder had confessed to forcibly giving Sonali Phogat a chemical methamphetamine mixed with water. He further revealed that his health deteriorated after consuming it and then they took him to the washroom. Describing the events of that night (Sonali’s murder) while interacting with the media, Inspector General of Police Omvir Singh Bishnoi said,
After reaching Goa, Sudhir takes Sonali Phogat to a restaurant in North Goa on the pretext of partying with Sudhir Sukhwinder and he (Sangwan) mixes some unpleasant substance in the drinking water and forces Sonali to drink. She was feeling uneasy and sick in the restaurant after drinking water. He was later taken to the hotel by Sangwan and Sukhwinder where they were staying and then to St. Antony’s Hospital, Anjuna where he was declared brought dead.
- Apparently, he used her phone for 12 hours after Sonali Phogat’s death.
- Some of Sonali’s relatives and close friends revealed during a media interaction that Sonali used to take her every decision only after consulting Sudhir. He had taken control of her life so badly that even her family members could not meet her or contact her without Sudhir’s consent.