Bollywood Actress Kidnapped, Beheaded & Chopped Up By Fellow Actors in India (Video)
The beheaded body of a small-time model and Bollywood starlet Meenakshi Thapa was recovered from the sewage tank of a house where the father of a woman, arrested along with her paramour for the murder by the Mumbai Police, lives as a tenant. Meenakshi Thapa’s chopped body parts were found in Allahabad.
India Today reported on the brutal murder.
Acting was small-time Bollywood actor Meenakshi Thapa’s love, but playacting took her life.
She was kidnapped and brutally beheaded last month by two aspiring actors she befriended on the sets of Madhur Bhandarkar’s yet-to-be-released film Heroine, where she did a bit role.
Her killers Amit Jaiswal (36) and his lover Preeti Elvina Surin dumped the torso in a water tank and carried the severed head in a bag before throwing it out of a moving bus.
Jaiswal and Surin confessed before the Mumbai Police after their arrest on Saturday night that they were taken in by the 26-year-old struggling actor’s pretentious stories about her “affluent family”.
“The accused believed that Thapa was from a wealthy family because her lifestyle, despite not landing a big film role, hid the fact that she actually came from a middleclass background. Hence, they plotted to kidnap her for a ransom of Rs.15 lakh and kill her after the payment was made,” a police officer said.
Meenakshi was a struggler who earlier played a minor role in last year’s horror flick 404 and did some TV commercials. Her Nepalese-origin family has settled in Dehradun some years ago. Like her, Jaiswal and Surin were struggling for a toehold in the film industry.
The killers held onto the head for two days.
She had played a bit part in the 2011 horror film 404 that spooked audiences. But, the uncut tale of small-time actress Meenakshi Thapa’s murder is considerably more unnerving. According to cops, the two advocates-cum-struggling actors, who were arrested by unit IX of Mumbai crime branch on Saturday night, were carrying the severed head of the 26-year-old for two days before throwing it out of a moving bus.