Mumbai model was murdered over ₹6,000 she owed to a drug peddler
Mumbai city news: The Amboli police said the murderers were known to her, as there was no forced entry.mumbai Updated: Jul 11, 2017 09:36 IST
With two arrests on Monday, the police claimed to have cracked the murder case of Mumbai model Kritika Chaudhary, 26, whose decomposed body was found at her Andheri residence on June 12.
The two accused are Shakeel Naseem Khan, 33, a resident of Nalasopara and Badshah Basudas Makmalal, 40, a resident of Govandi.
According to police, Khan, who knew Chaudhary for more than a year, was arrested last year for drug peddling.
He is a delivery man for a major drug peddler arrested earlier this year.
The police said Kritika would buy MD or Meow Meow from Khan. Last year, she bought drugs worth Rs6,000 from Khan and did not pay him, they added.
The murder took place when Khan went to Chaudhary’s home with Makmalal for recovery, said police.
A heated argument allegedly took place over payment. In a fit of rage, Khan hit her on the head with a brass knuckle, according to police
One of the accused also left behind his bloodstained shirt at the spot which helped police.The accused were hiding in Malwani and then in Panvel, from where one of them was arrested
The police said the accused also robbed Chaudhary’s gold jewellery, as suspected by her brother Deepak. The accused have been sent in police custody for a week.
The police have ruled out the involvement of her ex-husband. According to the statement given by her watchman, she entered the premises with two men around 2.30am on June 8.
The murder came to light on June 12, when a foul stench started emanating from her room. She was found in a semi-nude state, lying on her bed with a towel wrapped around her face.