Model killed in Mumbai, cops scanning mobile records

Model killed in Mumbai, cops scanning mobile records

Mumbai police were still grappling with evasive clues into the suspected murder of former Miss Chennai and model Bidushi Dash Barde whose body with neck deeply gashed, was found inside her residence at Andheri on Monday night.

Investigating officers were going through mobile call records, SMS and CCTV footage of the Manish Nagar Co-operative Housing Society where Bidushi stayed along with her husband Kedar, in a rented apartment.

The 23-year-old model's blood-soaked body was found by her husband Kedar Barde (26) late in night after he returned home from work.

Initially, police registered a case of accidental death after Kedar informed the police that his wife was a diabetic and was prone to frequent fainting spells.

However, on Tuesday, the police converted the case of accidental death into a murder, after post-mortem revealed that while most of the cuts and gashes were from the shards of broken glass that had pierced her neck and cheek, there was one wound which was presumably caused by ‘a hard and sharp edged cylindrical piece’.

According to the police, Bidushi's mobile call has registered over 100 missed calls and over 200 SMS mostly from model coordinators and casting agents. Bidushi, hailing from Odisha, was brought up in Chennai where her father worked as a warrant officer in the Indian Air Force. Talking to local media, Bidushi's father expressed suspicion over the nature of death; he also said that before coming to Mumbai her daughter had also acted in several South Indian films. He  said that her daughter got married three years ago and the couple shifted to Mumbai around one-and-a-half year back.