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Meenakshi Thapar Dead: Bollywood Actress Beheaded By Co-Stars

Meenakshi Thapar dies in gruesome murder
Bollywood actress Meenakshi Thapar was kidnapped and later beheaded by her co-stars in a failed attempt to extort money from her family.

According to the police, the 26-year-old actress' co-stars in "Heroine" movie, Amit Jaiswal and his lover Preeti Surin, lured Thapar on a trip with them to Gorakhpur (a small town close to India’s border with Nepal), where they held her hostage. They demanded 1,500,000 Rupees (approximately $28,000) from her parents as ransom but Thapar's mother only gave them 60,000 Rupees (about $1,150). Evidently deciding it was not enough, the couple reportedly strangled and beheaded Thapar.

"She was strangulated in a hotel and her body was hacked into pieces and thrown in a water tank. They threw her head from a moving bus while traveling back to Mumbai," a detective told the Telegraph.

Jaiswal and Surin have been apprehended by authorities and reportedly confessed to the murder.

Thapar is best known for her role in the 2011 Bollywood hit movie "404: Error Not Found."