'Bollywood' actress killed after being kidnapped by costars
Indian film star Meenakshi Thapar found dead after kidnapping
Indian film star - or "Bollywood" actress Meenakshi Thapar has been murdered by two of her former co-stars in a failed attempt to extort money from her family. The 26-year-old actress was strangled and then beheaded after allegedly being kidnapped by two aspiring actors that she worked with on her latest film, "Heroine."
Thapar was best-known for her role in the Indian horror film '404.'She met her killers while working on that film.
Indian police have been quoted as saying that Jaiswal and Surin allegedly lured Thapar on a trip with them to the town of Gorakhpur. According to the report, the pair then abducted Thapar and sent threatening communications to her mother, saying they would force her to make pornographic films if their demands were not met.
Jaiswal and Surin then demanded a $28,000 ransom from Thapar's family. The International Business Times reports that Thapar's mother gave the kidnappers just over $1,000. The pair evidently decided the amount was insufficient, and reportedly killed Thapar by strangling her to death and then beheading her.
Strangled to death, beheaded, her body was then dumped at two different sites as her killers made their way back to Mumbai. Her torso was dumped in a water tank and her head thrown out of the bus window in a bag on the road to Mumbai.
"We are still investigating the case and both the accused along with a police team are visiting the crime spot. We have yet to recover the body.
"They wanted to extort money from her family. They have confessed to the crime. She was strangulated in a hotel and her body was hacked into pieces and thrown in a water tank. They threw her head from a moving bus while travelling back to Mumbai," a detective leading the inquiry told British journalists.
Detectives said they had recovered her body after being guided to the site by the alleged killers, but they have yet to find her head.
Newspaper reports that Jaiswal and Surin were subsequently discovered in possession of Thapar's cell phone and simcard. They later confessed to the murder.
Thapar was best-known for her role in the Indian horror film "404."She met her killers while working on that film.
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