Bollywood actress kidnapped by co-stars, then beheaded

Bollywood actress Meenakshi Thapar was reportedly strangled and then beheaded by her co-stars in a failed attempt to extort money from her and her family.

Bollywood actress Meenakshi Thapar
Bollywood actress Meenakshi Thapar

Bollywood actress Meenakshi Thapar, 26, was strangled and then beheaded after allegedly being kidnapped by two aspiring actors than she met on the set of her latest film 'Heroine', international news media report.

According to The Telegraph, Thapar was kidnapped by co-stars Amit Jaiswal, 36, and his lover Preeti Surin in an attempt to extort £20,000 from her family.

According to police, the two warned Thapar's mother they would force her daughter to take part in pornography films if their demands were not met.

Her mother paid 60,000 Rupees (£730) into her daughter's account for her kidnappers to withdraw, but she was allegedly killed soon after.

She was strangled to death, beheaded, and her body was dumped at two different sites as her killers made their way back to Mumbai, The Telegraph reports.

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.

The alleged murder took place on the set of 'Heroine'.


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