Mumbai: An aspiring model Mansi Dixit from Rajasthan was murdered, stuffed in a suitcase bag and was later left at an isolated place, but the cab driver’s alertness helped in nabbing the killer.
The accused was known to Model Mansi Dixit and had visited her flat before killing her said the Bangur Nagar police on Monday, DNA reports.
According to the Police, the accused lived in Oshiwara and had visited the model after calling her. The model used to live alone with her manager in a flat in Mumbai.
The model and the accused both got into an argument following which the accused smashed Dixit’s head with a hammer, killing her on the spot. To ensure Dixit was dead he also strangled her neck.
He later booked a cab online for Mumbai international airport and stuffed Dixit’s body in a suitcase.
He then asked the cab driver to take the vehicle to the back road of Mindspace in Malad west instead of Airport. On reaching the back road which is usually an isolated place and most often visited by senior citizens for morning or evening walks, he asked the driver to stop.
He then dumped the suitcase in a bush in a rickshaw leaving the taxi.
When the accused did not return after some time, the driver sensing something wrong immediately alerted the Bangur Nagar police and the accused Sayyed’s details from the online booking.
The Bangur police based on the CCTV footage nabbed the accused from his residence on Monday evening.
The police said Dixit apart from modeling was also involved in other business ventures such as finance, event management, designing and others as such and her office was situated next to Infinity mall in Andheri.
“She was not well-acquainted with the city and used to stay in her Andheri flat with her manager. To my knowledge, there was no business stress or depression which she faced and she never mentioned about any of her friend named Muzammil Sayyed,” said Dixit’s colleague.
The police have booked the accused under Sections 302 and 201 of the Indian Penal Code.
“Further investigation of the case is under progress and we are finding why the deceased went to the flat of the accused,” said DCP Sangramsingh Nishandar.