Aspiring model Khushi Parihar was found murdered with her head and face smashed on Saturday morning at Chatarpur farms, around 50 KMs away from the Nagpur city. A passerby detected her body allegedly disposed of in the pit. The local police quickly rushed to the spot after being informed of the body. Ashraf Sheikh, Khushi’s boyfriend and live-in partner have been detained by the police with regard to her murder. He has allegedly confessed to the crime.
Khushi Parihar, in her 20s, was an upcoming model who had participated in various beauty pageants held in Nagpur. She was allegedly in a live-in relationship with Ashraf Sheikh, son of an alleged drug peddler in Nagpur. The police have registered a case of murder and destruction of evidence against Ashraf. According to police, Ashraf killed Khushi following a quarrel with her over her friendship with other men.
Khushi’s body was found with her face disfigured, possibly with heavy stones. Looking at the nifty outfit on the body, the police suspected that the victim might be from urban areas. Soon, they started inquiring about missing person reports in the city’s various police stations. The police achieved a major breakthrough with the tattoos on the victim’s body. ‘Khushi’ was tattooed on her back while a picture of a crown with ‘Queen’ written underneath was on her chest. The third tattoo was that of ‘Ashu’ in one of her arms. The tattoos played a crucial role in determining her identity. The police verified her Facebook account and photos of her tattoos uploaded by on her account to establish her identity.
Khushi had uploaded many photos with her boyfriend Ashraf on her Facebook account. With the help of local police, Kelvad police arrested Ashraf. Ashraf had lied to the police that he was with Khushi till 9 PM on Friday night. However, when the location of their mobile phones was tracked, it came to the light that Ashraf was with Khushi till late in the night on Friday.
Ashraf has allegedly confessed to the crime while his interrogation by the police. He admitted that the duo had gone to a dhaba in Kalamna late in the night where they had drinks and dinner. From there, they went towards Padhura where they had a scuffle over Khushi’s friendship with other men, leading to her alleged murder.
Ashraf has also informed the police that he was supposed to get married to Khushi in the next 10 days. He had recently rented an apartment in Nagpur’s Gittikhadan neighbourhood where he lived with Khushi Parihar. He also claimed that he had gifted a mobile and a car to Khushi.