(Eds: Updates with names of arrested men, details) Mumbai, Jul 10 (PTI) The Mumbai police today arrested two people in connection with the killing of struggling actress and model Kritika Chaudhary (27) who was found dead in her apartment in suburban Andheri last month.
One of the accused, Shakeel Khan (33), was apprehended from Nallasopara in neighbouring Palghar district, while the other, Baasu Das, was held from Govandi in Mumbai.
A court in Mumbai remanded them in police custody for seven days, deputy commissioner of police Paramjit Singh Dahiya said.
Chaudhary’s decomposed body was found in her rented apartment on June 12.
According to the police, Chaudhary knew Khan for the last one-and-a-half years, and allegedly owed him Rs 6,000 which led to a dispute between them.
On June 12, Khan landed at her doorstep with Das, and asked her to return the money immediately.
Chaudhary refused, leading to a heated argument, and Khan hit her on the head with a knuckle-duster (a metallic weapon worn around knuckles), causing her fatal injury, the official said.
“Some jewellery was also missing from the apartment.
So we have not ruled out robbery angle yet,” he said.
Initially, the police had registered an Accidental Death Report (ADR). But after the post-mortem report revealed that Chaudhary died due to a serious head injury, a case under IPC section 302 (murder), was registered.
Chaudhary, who hailed from Haridwar in Uttarakhand, had appeared in a small role in the Kangana Ranaut-starrer “Rajjo” (2013). She had also acted in some TV serials.
According to police sources, Chaudhary was married, but had separated from her husband.
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