He wanted to be an actor to support us: Sumit’s father
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Aspiring model-actor Sumit Tiwari (20), whose body was found in a suitcase at a flat in Mandawli, was lured outside on the pretext of choosing a location for his upcoming movie, his family said on Tuesday.
Tiwari had left his house on the morning of February 21 to meet Rakesh, who is believed to be the director of the movie. Two days later, his body was found in the flat of Shanti Deep Verma, who was the scriptwriter of the film, police said. Both men are yet to be traced.
Rameshwar Tiwari, Sumit's father, said, "My son told me that it was the last day to decide the locales for the film's shoot. He said he would receive Rs 5 lakh for acting in the movie."
On February 21, around 8 pm, Rameshwar received a call saying Sumit had been kidnapped. " They wanted a ransom of Rs 2 lakh. On Saturday, police found his body. My son only wanted to support the family. That was why he decided to join films," Rameshwar who works in a chemical factory, said.
Sumit had completed a course in filmmaking from Marwah Studios in Noida film City and had enrolled for BA through correspondence from Delhi University.
DCP (East) Prabhakar was unavailable for comments.
(The reporter is a student of EXIMS)
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