Actor murder: Crime Branch files chargesheet

The Crime Branch on Thursday filed an 807-page chargesheet in the murder of a small-time actor,Minakshi Thapa.

Written by Express News Service | Published: July 13, 2012 4:08 am

The Crime Branch on Thursday filed an 807-page chargesheet in the murder of a small-time actor,Minakshi Thapa. The accused – Amit Jaiswal and Prity Suri,both junior film artistes – have been chargesheeted in the four- month-old murder case.

The accused have been booked under various relevant Sections of the Indian Penal Code. The chargesheet lists a total of 94 witnesses which include 76 public witnesses and 18 police witnesses.

In March,Thapa,reportedly from an affluent family,was murdered by the duo after their bid to extort money from her kin failed.

The police said the duo had taken Thapa to a room,strangled her,and later beheaded her. While her body was disposed of in a water tank,the accused had allegedly wrapped her head in a plasctic bad and taken it to Allahabad,before disposing it of.

They returned to Mumbai on March 17 and sent an SMS from Thapa’s mobile to her mother asking for Rs 15 lakh. Her brother,an armyman,filed a missing person’s complaint in Amboli police station. The duo did not call up the family but only sent SMSs. After repeated threats to kill the victim and post her nude photo on the internet,the brother deposited Rs 60,000 in his sister’s account. They used her ATM card to withdraw money in and travelled to Vaishno Devi and Shirdi Saibaba temple.

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