Murdered model Kritika Chaudhary alias Jyoti was reportedly addicted to drugs and allegedly owed drug peddlers over Rs 1.5 lakh, say sources.
Senior journalist Flynn Remedios, who has been tracking drug peddlers and the drugs and flesh trade nexus in Mumbai, Goa, Rajasthan, Jaipur, Jodhpur and NCR said that the model was also mixed up in peddling and transporting drugs in return for “free drugs” for her own use.
According to a Times of India report, police investigating the murder found a packet of white powder (probably methamphetamine, MD or Meow Meow) near the body of 27-year-old model/actor Kritika Chaudhary, who was murdered recently.
Remedios, says a local drug peddler who was known to the model had gone to deliver a packet of drugs and collect his payment. An argument issued between the two which led to a fight and the model’s murder. The model did not have the money and she told the peddler to adjust the amount against her work. Sources also say that the model had personally consumed a drug packet which was given to her to be handed over to another buyer.
Samples of the powder found in the model’s room have been sent to Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) for chemical analysis but the first test available with police showed the powder was MD. “We are awaiting official confirmation from FSL,” said a source, according to the Times of India report.
The needle of suspicion is a former watchman of the building, who has been missing. Sources said they suspect the murder could be a fallout of drug money. Kritika’s body was found in a decomposed state on June 12 in her 180 sq ft rented one-room kitchen residence at Shree Bhairavnath SRA Society in Andheri (W) reports TOI.
Police said that in last three days they have questioned 20 people, including watchmen, maids, close friends, neighbours and people who were in touch with her on WhatsApp. “A man who used to work in the building was missing and was not even at his new job. We have sent a team to his Lucknow residence in Uttar Pradesh,” a source said.
The victim’s viscera has been preserved and the autopsy report shows a head injury below the left side of the ear, says TOI.
Police had entered the victim’s house using a duplicate key and found her lying on the bed, covered with a blanket. Investigators are collecting information on those who are into drug supplying, and anyone who knew her. Police also recovered the blood-stained brass knuckle punch that was used to attack her on the head. When DCP (zone IX) Paramjit Singh Dahiya was asked if the white substance found near the victim was drugs, and if they had any suspicion on who was supplying drugs, he said they were probing all angles.
Residents had alerted the police after a foul odour emanated from Kritika’s fifth floor flat on June 12. “Sub-inspector Shrikant Jadhav and team visited the spot and checked the house. The accused, after attacking the victim, had wrapped her head with a towel, while a blanket was placed on her after switching on the AC, so that the body does not decompose fast,” said a senior police officer.