Deceased model`s family accuses boyfriend of killing her

Family members of model-cum-actress Rinki Choudhary, who committed suicide, have accused her boyfriend of killing her.

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2010, 20:06 PM IST

Mumbai: Family members of model-cum-actress
Rinki Choudhary, who committed suicide, have accused her
boyfriend of killing her.

The family members arrived here late last night from
Kolkata and their statements are being recorded, the police
said.
Police sources said Rinky`s family has asked them to
investigate the murder angle and have accused Sahil Malik of
killing her.

Rinky`s family also alleged Sahil was financially
dependent on her and was forcing her for marriage.

"We are probing the allegations made by Rinky`s family
against her boyfriend," Surendra Paithankar, Senior Inspector
at Goregaon police station, told agency.

Rinky, 28, whose real name is Sabnam Mandal, was found
hanging from the ceiling by her boyfriend at her home in
Vallabh Society in suburban Goregaon on Thursday.
"The post-mortem report suggested that she died due to
"squeezing of neck" which could have happened either because
she hanged self or was strangulated. We are yet to come to a
conclusion whether it is a case of suicide or murder,"
Paithankar adding the viscera report is awaited.

Quoting Sahil, police said he was at her residence
painting the bedroom walls on Thursday. As the paint fumes
were irritating Rinky, Sahil told her to go to the kitchen,
following which she went there and bolted the door from
inside. Deceased model`s family accuses boyfriend of killing her

Mumbai, Oct 30 (PTI) Family members of model-cum-actress
Rinki Choudhary, who committed suicide, have accused her
boyfriend of killing her.

The family members arrived here late last night from
Kolkata and their statements are being recorded, the police
said.

Police sources said Rinky`s family has asked them to
investigate the murder angle and have accused Sahil Malik of
killing her.

Rinky`s family also alleged Sahil was financially
dependent on her and was forcing her for marriage.
"We are probing the allegations made by Rinky`s family
against her boyfriend," Surendra Paithankar, Senior Inspector
at Goregaon police station, told agency.

Rinky, 28, whose real name is Sabnam Mandal, was found
hanging from the ceiling by her boyfriend at her home in
Vallabh Society in suburban Goregaon on Thursday.

"The post-mortem report suggested that she died due to
"squeezing of neck" which could have happened either because
she hanged self or was strangulated. We are yet to come to a
conclusion whether it is a case of suicide or murder,"
Paithankar adding the viscera report is awaited.

Quoting Sahil, police said he was at her residence
painting the bedroom walls on Thursday. As the paint fumes
were irritating Rinky, Sahil told her to go to the kitchen,
following which she went there and bolted the door from
inside.

"At around 6 pm, a courier delivery boy came to her
residence with a letter addressed to Rinky when Sahil went to
the kitchen to inform her. But she did not respond, after
which Sahil called on her mobile phone but in vain," said the
officer quoting Sahil.

"Suspecting something fishy, Sahil broke open the door
when he found her girlfriend hanging from the ceiling of the
kitchen. Sahil brought her to the hall and splashed water on
her face. When she did not respond, he informed the police,"
Paithankar said.
Sahil`s ex-girlfriend, one Shyamli Jain, who was also a
model in the city but is currently residing in Delhi, had
objections to the proposed marriage and started frequently
calling up Rinky for the past few weeks, police sources said.

Jain was also summoned to the police station, sources
said adding phone records of Rinky were being checked.

PTI