Upcoming actress-model's body found in Assam flat, strangulation suspected

Guwahati: The body of model and upcoming actress Sweetie Baruah, who was apparently strangled to death, was found in her flat in Assam's capital Guwahati on Wednesday, police said.

The body of Sweetie Baruah was recovered around 11 a.m. from her flat in Live In apartments in Bora Service area.

She stayed in the flat with her sister, while her husband and only son used to stay in Golaghat.

The body had blood stains and there were several injury marks, police said.

The model, Sweety Baruah, was not killed by someone unknown to her, DCP (Central) Amitava Sinha said.

One male person was with her till late last night and is at present absconding, Sinha said adding the victim's sister was sleeping in the next room. 

"Preliminary investigations reveal that it is a case of strangulation. However, we are waiting for post mortem report for the exact cause of the death," he said. 

The DCP said help from CID and forensic experts have been taken to crack the case as soon as possible. 

Family members accused Nibaran Lahkar, an acquaintance of the actress, of being involved in the death.

Sweetie Baruah acted in some TV serials and advertisements in Assam.

"Family members told us that Lahkar was a frequent visitor to Baruah's flat. He came to her flat around 10.30 p.m. on Tuesday, and left around 2 a.m. on Wednesday. We are looking for Lahkar, who is an employee of the Railway Protection Force," a police official said.

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