In April 2012, during the filming of Heroine, Thapa was kidnapped by another actor who had a minor role in the film, Amit Jaiswal, and his girlfriend, Preeti Surin, who had overheard her talking of her family's wealth. She was held for a ransom of 1.5 million (approximately US$29,000). They told her mother that, if the ransom was not paid, she would be forced into pornographic films. Her mother paid 60,000 rupees. She was later strangled and decapitated in a hotel in Gorakhpur. Her torso was left in a water tank and her head thrown out of a bus on the way to Mumbai. The perpetrators were caught with the SIM card from her mobile phone and confessed to the crime.
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