Beautiful young Bollywood actress Meenakshi Thapar, 26, was kidnapped, strangled and beheaded by her two co-stars.
Thapar was killed by two aspiring actors whom she met on the set of her latest film Heroine.
According to the Telegraph, police say Amit Jaiswal and his girlfriend Preeti Surin allegedly lured Thapar on a trip with them to Gorakhpur, a small town known for its Buddhist temple.
During the trip, the two reportedly held Thapar hostage and threatened her mother that they would force Thapar to do pornography if their demands were not met.
The two kidnappers asked for a ransom of 150,000 rupees, which is about $28,000, but her mother paid only 60,000 rupees which is about $1,150 - and never saw her daughter again.
The couple strangled and beheaded Thapar and dumped her torso in a water tank before throwing her head out of a bus window.
A detective told the Telegraph:
“They wanted to extort money from her family. They have confessed to the crime. 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."
The couple was busted when they were caught with Thapar’s cell phone SIM card and confessed to the killing.
Authorities are hoping the accused killers can lead them to the actress’ body.