Mumbai, October 6: A day after the death of ex-model-turned-fashion designer Sunita Singh's death, her son has been arrested by the Mumbai Police on "culpable homicide" charge. Taken into custody, 23-year-old Lakshya is accused of accidentally killing his mother when the duo began allegedly fighting in an inebriated condition.
Sunita, 49, was consuming alcohol in the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday, along with Lakshya and his 21-year-old girlfriend Ayesha Priya. In the early hours of Thursday, said a police officer privy to the probe, the mother-son duo began fighting physically after quarrelling over an issue. Former Model Dies In Lokhandwala Apartment After She Hits Her Head On a Wash Basin.
The police on Friday arrested Lakshya and took him into custody. His arrest came hours after he told the Oshiwara police station that his mother accidentally fall on the wash basin and suffered head injuries which led to her demise.
The probing officials have also interrogated Ayesha, but have refrained to take her into custody. The investigation in the case is currently underway, said a senior police officer, adding that they are trying to ascertain the exact cause of quarrel which allegedly led to the murder.
Notably, the deceased was involved in modelling projects until two years ago. She had subsequently turned into a fashion designer. Meanwhile, Lakshay and Ayesha are students.