Mumbai: A Mumbai court on Tuesday remanded in police custody till October 22 Muzammil Sayed, the prime accused in the killing of the next actress and model from Rajasthan, officials said.
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The,} Mansi Dixit, 20, hailing from Kota, was closely recognized to the accused and had visited his house in Malad suburb of north-west Mumbai late on Monday night, police said.
She had arrived at Mumbai to use her luck in Bollywood and lived in a rented flat in Andheri after managing to secure small roles in a few films and in addition some modelling assignments. She came in touch with Sayed through social media marketing, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-11) S.P. Nishandar.
On Monday evening — Fact Box description ends,} Sayed – who comes from Hyderabad – had called her to his flat in Oshiwara where they reportedly had a heated argument over some business issues.
Apparently,} he strangled Dixit with a rope and killed her. Then, he stuffed her body in a big bag and needed a cab to the Mumbai airport terminal.
As the cab was proceeding to the airport, Sayed asked the driver to show and visit the Mindspace locality of Malad west, that is an isolated area with plenty of mangroves.
Then ends,} claiming an autorickshaw will be taken by him, he left the cab and dragged the heavy bag towards a dark secluded spot in the thick marshy bushes.
He then hailed an autorickshaw and left the location, however the cab driver, who was around still, suspected some mischief and called the authorities.
A team of Bangur Nagar Police rushed to the location and opened the bag to find Dixit’s body tied with a rope.
The police launched a manhunt for Sayed and tracked him down within four hours of the crime in early stages Tuesday morning as he was getting ready to flee the town.
He has been charged with murder along with other offences beneath the Indian Penal Code and delivered to police custody for weekly.
Although Sayed has confessed to the crime, he’s got not yet revealed the motive behind Dixit’s killing, that is being probed, said Nishandar.