New Delhi: Nepali film actress Meenakshi Thapa was allegedly kidnapped and murdered in 2012 by another small-time actor named Amit Jaiswal and his girlfriend Priti Surin. The actress had met and befriended the two accused during the filming of Madhur Bhandarkar's hit film 'Heroine' starring Kareena Kapoor Khan in the lead.
The Bombay sessions court is likely to announce the verdict in the case on May 9, 2018. Meenakshi had reportedly told Amit and Priti about her coming from an affluent family and that led to her murder eventually. She even shared with them about 'acting' being just a hobby for her.
The accused then took Meenakshi to Gorakhpur on the pretext of giving her work in Bhojpuri films. However, they made several phone calls to her place and threatened to kill her if the ransom was not given. According to several reports, Amit and Priti allegedly asked for Rs 15 lakh from Meenakshi's family but her mother only managed to arrange for Rs 60,000.
The actress was later beheaded. They threw her body in a water tank in and carried her head with them for a long time. Meenakshi's head was thrown away from a running bus, reportedly.