With two arrests on Monday, the police claimed to have cracked the murder case of Mumbai model Kritika Chaudhary, 26, whose decomposed body was found at her Andheri residence on June 12.
The two accused are Shakeel Naseem Khan, 33, a resident of Nalasopara and Badshah Basudas Makmalal, 40, a resident of Govandi.
According to police, Khan, who knew Chaudhary for more than a year, was arrested last year for drug peddling.
He is a delivery man for a major drug peddler arrested earlier this year.
Kritika used to buy MD or Meow Meow from Khan. Last year, she bought drugs worth Rs6,000 from Khan and did not pay him.
A heated argument took place over payment. In a fit of rage, Khan hit her on the head with a brass knuckle, according to police
One of the accused also left behind his bloodstained shirt at the spot which helped police.The accused were hiding in Malwani and then in Panvel, from where one of them was arrested
The police said the accused also robbed Chaudhary’s gold jewellery, as suspected by her brother Deepak. The accused have been sent in police custody for a week.
The police have ruled out the involvement of her ex-husband. According to the statement given by her watchman, she entered the premises with two men around 2.30am on June 8.
The murder came to light on June 12, when a foul stench started emanating from her room. She was found in a semi-nude state, lying on her bed with a towel wrapped around her face