- Mansi Dixit's body was found stuffed in a suitcase in Mumbai's Malad
- A student who the model met before she was killed has been arrested
- The man took a cab and went to Malad where he dumped the suitcase
The body of a young model was found in a suitcase at a deserted spot in Mumbai's western suburb of Malad on Monday. A 19-year-old student she had gone to meet on Monday has been arrested.
The model, Mansi Dixit, was in her early 20s and was an aspiring actress.
She went to meet the student, Muzammil Syed, at his relative's home yesterday.
The police suspect the two had an argument and he killed her. Muzammil Syed allegedly stuffed her body in a suitcase, called a cab, drove to a desolate patch of road in Malad and dumped the suitcase.
It was the cab driver who alerted the police after he sensed something suspicious about the manner in which the suitcase was dumped.
The police found Ms Dixit's body stuffed in the suitcase near Mindspace, a commercial hub in Malad (West). Muzammil Syed was arrested within an hour. The body was sent for an autopsy and a case of murder and destruction of evidence was registered.
Mansi Dixit was a partner at an event management firm, the police said.
"As per the information that we have, he (Muzammil Syed) is a resident of Hyderabad. He had come here (Mumbai) with his relatives," police officer SP Nishandar told ANI.
(With inputs from ANI)