A love triangle between an actress, her boyfriend and a creative head of a well-known television production house ended gruesomely, when the police arrested the film actress and her naval officer beau for allegedly murdering the 25-year-old creative head and disposing of his body after slicing it into pieces.
According to the Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Rakesh Maria, "The murder was fall-out of a love triangle. A case of missing was registered by the creative head Neeraj Amarnath Grover's parents on May 7 as he was not traceable."
He said, 27-year-old Mariya Monica Susayraj, who has acted in four Kannada films, arrived in Mumbai in March this year trying to get into Hindi serials and had also auditioned for the latest version of Mahabharata. While applying for work, the actress came in contact with Grover and both probably started going around. Grover was also the creative head of Shahrukh Khan's Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain.
"The actress had shifted to a new apartment in suburban Malad recently and Grover went to her place late on May 6 night on and volunteered to help her in putting things in place," Maria said. At around 2.00 am on May 7, she received a call from her boyfriend of over 18 months Lt M L Jerome Mathew (25) who asked her not to entertain Grover.
Mathew probably took the first flight out of Kochi where he is based and knocked at Mariya's door at 7.30 am on the following day. An argument broke out between Mathew and Grover which ended with the latter being stabbed to death by the naval officer, Maria said.
Next, Mariya went to a nearby mall and made a host of purchases which included a few knives, curtain cloth, bed linen and sports bag. "The couple chopped the body into pieces, replaced the blood-stained pieces of cloth and packed the body into the bags," Maria said.
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