The body of a 20-year-old model was recovered from Mumbai’s western suburb of Malad on Sunday. The corpse was found stuffed in a suitcase lying near the airport.

The bag was thrown by a person, who was later identified as Muzammil Sayyed (19). Sayyed was arrested and booked for murder after a taxi driver noted his moves and called the police out of suspicion.

Mansi Dixit, from Rajasthan, was in initial years of her modeling career. Dixit was looking for a break in Bollywood. According to the police, Dixit had gone to meet the suspect, Muzammil Sayyed, on Sunday night when the two got into an argument after which he allegedly strangled her with a rope.

Police said that Sayyed then stuffed the woman’s body in a suitcase and booked a cab for the international airport. On the way, he asked the driver to take the cab via Mindspace, an area which has thick bushes and mangroves. He dumped the suitcase there, police said, and ditched the cab and took an auto rickshaw. The cab driver informed the police and Sayyed was arrested within hours. During interrogation, he confessed to murdering Dixit, police said.


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