The Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested singer Samar Singh, an accused within the loss of life of well-liked Bhojpuri actor Akanksha Dubey, from Ghaziabad, officers mentioned as we speak.
A glance-out discover had been issued towards Samar Singh and one other man after Ms Dubey was discovered useless in a resort room in Sarnath round a fortnight in the past.
Samar Singh was hiding in a housing society within the Nandgram space of Ghaziabad — the western Uttar Pradesh district bordering Delhi.
He was held late on Thursday evening in a joint operation by the native police and their visiting counterparts from Varanasi, a senior officer mentioned.
“A crew from the Sarnath police station of the Varanasi Commissionerate had come to Ghaziabad late Thursday evening. They sought the assistance of Ghaziabad police in nabbing Samar Singh from the Charms Fort (housing) society,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Ghaziabad Metropolis) Nipun Agarwal mentioned.
“The accused is being introduced in a Ghaziabad courtroom for transit remand by the Varanasi police crew,” the DCP mentioned on Friday morning.
Akanksha Dubey, a well-liked Bhojpuri actor, was discovered useless inside a resort room in Varanasi on March 26. The 25-year-old actor was discovered hanging. Ms Dubey, a resident of Bhadohi district, had gone to Varanasi to movie a film and was staying within the resort.
Lawyer Shashak Shekhar Tripathi, who has taken up the case for the actor’s mom Madhu Dubey, has raised a query mark on the autopsy report and mentioned that he was looking for the recommendation of medical specialists and based mostly on it making ready questions for the police.
Tripathi had on Wednesday demanded a probe by the CBI or CB-CID into the matter. In a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, he alleged that the 25-year-old actor’s loss of life was not by suicide, relatively she was killed by some folks within the resort room.
He additionally alleged that Akansha’s physique was “forcibly cremated” regardless of her mom’s insistence that the cremation ought to occur solely after the autopsy report arrives.
Many identified folks within the Bhojpuri business have been exploiting Ms Dubey and weren’t paying her for her work, the lawyer had alleged.
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