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Mohiniyattam murder: Mexican woman killed by jealous boyfriend

40-year-old boyfriend disposed the body in a suitcase after burning half of it.

Written by Agencies | Virudhunagar (tn) | Published: April 17, 2012 5:36:07 pm

The 40-year-old boyfriend of the missing Mexican woman was today arrested for allegedly murdering her and disposing the body in a suitcase after burning half of it,near here,police said.

The 36-year-old Ceule Denise Acosta,learning Mohiniyattam” classical dance at a deemed University of arts and culture at Thrissur in Kerala,was reported missing since April 9.

Her boyfriend Manric,also a Mexican national,had complained that Acosta went missing after she boarded a bus at Krishnankovil near here.

Police said Manric,a P.hd student at Kalasalingam University near Srivilliputhur,was angry with Acosta as she decided to go with her French boyfriend.

Manric told police that she wanted him to handover the five-year-old girl born to her through him and there was a heated exchange between the couple.

Police strongly suspect that the partially burnt body found in the suitcase could be that of Acosta. The age group and body description matched with that of Acosta and the body had been recovered two days after she went missing.

The body’s identity could be confirmed only after report of the skull superimposition test was received. Only to cover up her colour,the body had been burnt,officials said.

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