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Mumbai: Aspiring Model's Body Found In Suitcase, Accused Arrested

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| October 16 , 2018 , 17:21 IST

The dead body of an aspiring model was found stuffed in a suitcase in Malad's Mindspace area in Mumbai. The police have arrested 19-year-old fellow student Muzammil Sayyed, a resident of Hyderabad, who lives in Millat Nagar, Andheri (West), for the murder.

The deceased has been identified as Mansi Dixit who was 20-year-old was from Rajasthan and was living in a flat in Andheri to work as a model and try her luck in Bollywood.

SP Nishandar, DCP Zone -11 while speaking to the media said, "Under Bangur Nagar police station limits, body of a woman was found inside a suitcase. On the basis of evidence, we have arrested a 19-year-old man who is a resident of Hyderabad. Further investigation is underway."

According to reports, Muzammil had called Dixit to his flat. Within a few minutes of their meeting, the duo had a heated argument. A scuffle followed, after which the accused killed Mansi with a heavy object

According to the police, a cab driver saw the suspect, Muzammil Sayyed, dump the suitcase carrying her body in the bushes. The driver alerted the cops who arrested Sayyed within a few hours. Sayyed was a passenger in the same driver's cab.

Using CCTV footage, the police traced the rickshaw that Sayyed had hailed and were able to arrest him. Deputy commissioner of police Sangramsinh Nishandar, zone XI, said, “We have lodged a first information report (FIR) under murder sections of the Indian Penal Code and have arrested the accused.”