The body was found of beautiful Bollywood actress Meenakshi Thapar. She was kidnapped by two of her co-stars of previous film Heroine, after hearing her talk on set about her family having wealth (which was not entirely accurate having come from middle class family). Her family paid off part of the ransom to her kidnappers and they still killed her, strangling and beheading her.
Amit Jaiswal, 36, and his lover Preeti Surin were caught after having her mobile phone and SIM card on them. After they confessed to the murder and lead authorities to her body.
They orchestrated the kidnapping by asking her to accompany them on a trip to Gorakhpur, a small town close to India’s border with Nepal and known for its Buddhist temples, where they held her hostage and sent a message a message to her family demanding 1,500,000-rupee (approximately $28,000) but Thapar’s mother only paid 60,000 rupees (just over $1,000). They threatened to drug her and force her into pornography if the ransom was not paid.
Authorities found her headless body in a small water tank but have not yet found her head which they said they threw out of a moving train they were taking back to capital city of Mumbai. Her torso was found and recovered Surin’s house in Allahabad on Wednesday. The head has not yet been found.
I find this crime so unsettlingly horrific and tragic. This young 26 year old actress had the world at her fingertips, finally coming up on more substantial parts for her to act in. Her beauty so apparent and her life so viciously taken… for what? GREED!
Now this is a prime example of why i believe greed is the most evil and poisonous threat to humanity. It can lead people to do the most unspeakable things on the planet. Nothing comes in the way of greed that it is not willing to chop down. Even a human life. It is the epidemic that is permeating the fall of western civilization. The only thing that can match its strength is love and it is going to be a battle royal to see which will prevail. Do not give into greed. Instead give love. It in turn will provide you with all those things you think greed will help you attain.
It is one sick day when two random people think that this is the way to get what they want! Do they not have a level of conscience to them to not let this hardcore factor to their thinking allow them to be able to cary out a beheading? This boggles my mind.
It is tragic in any place at any time for a family to lose a member this way. No one has the right to take another person’s life. If your greed runs this deep, you may as well take your own life because evil has truly corrupted your soul and you are nothing but a blithe to humankind.
Thank heavens this couple was caught because they deserve their comings from the world. I hope they have to suffer slowly for the rest of their existence to feel a tiny piece of the fear and pain that they were able to invoke in their poor helpless victim and those that loved her. This story happens to many others around the world, but because she was so beautiful and in the public eye, it is a real stand out case. It just shows us to be glad for what we have and sometimes having everything can be a dangerous thing.
My thoughts are with her loved ones as are many all around the world. May this not happen again (but unfortunately it will…. until greed is vanquished which i doubt will ever happen since it is a human trait. Dont let it poison your mind. You have the ability to control the level it has over you but only you can do this. If not checked, it caused nothing but tragic results. It is the root of pure evil!)
- Bollywood actress beheaded (myfoxny.com)
- Bollywood Actress Meenakshi Thapar Kidnapped and Murdered (jdjournal.com)
- Bollywood horror: Actress held hostage and beheaded by fellow actors in failed ransom attempt (mirror.co.uk)
- Actors Extort, Behead Co-Star (foxnews.com)
- Actress beheaded in extortion plot by 2 fellow actors (wnd.com)