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Meenakshi Tapa case
Vinod Anand | 21 Apr 2012

The chopper used in the murder of Bollywood starlet, Meenakshi Thapa has been recovered by Mumbai crime branch, near a hotel in Rae Bareli.

THE POLICE in search of the head of the deceased has left for Lucknow via Jaunpur. According to the sources, Mumbai crime branch and local police recovered the body from a septic tank which was examined by a panel of doctors and later handed over to the relatives of deceased.Meanwhile, both the accused, Amit Jaiswal and Preeti, are accompanying police to Lucknow in search of the head. Sources in the police revealed that efforts are on to trace the head which the accused claim was severed after the murder to prevent identification of the deceased.

It may be recalled that Amit and Preeti struck friendship with Meenakshi believing her to be hailing from a rich family and lured her into traveling with them to Allahabad on the pretext of helping her bag a role in movies. Later, they strangulated her dumped her body in the sewage tank and boarded a bus to Gorakhpur with the severed head concealed in a bag which was thrown away en route.

Sources in police further revealed that hunt is on for an another accused who was also involved in the heinous crime. They also added that residence of Amit Jaiswal at Mumfordganj has been sealed.