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Upset in love, Nafisa was distraught

Last updated on: July 30, 2004 17:09 IST

Former Miss India Nafisa Joseph, who was found dead in her apartment in Versova in suburban Mumbai on Thursday night, was reportedly distraught after her planned marriage to a businessman came apart.

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According to initial reports, Nafisa's mother spent the better

part of Thursday evening trying to console her daughter. They were joined later by Nafisa's friend, designer Poonam Malhotra.

Even as they were trying to calm Nafisa down, she suddenly got up, went

to her room and locked herself in.


Nafisa's mother and Poonam called the watchman to the apartment. By the time they broke in, she was dead.


police said they have not yet made up their mind whether they want to interrogate the boyfriend.

"We will wait for the post-mortem

report," a senior police officer said.

Nafisa was 25

and hosted the Style show on the Star World television channel.

Vijay Singh in Mumbai