Indian American arrested for trying to hire hitman to kill ex-girlfriend

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Indian American Rajesh Bakshi, 54, of Pearland, Texas was charged with four counts of solicitation of capital murder and is accused of trying to pay a professional killer to kill a woman he had once dated, along with her boyfriend and parents, according to a Chron.com report.

According to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Bakshi was arrested last week when he allegedly paid an undercover Houston police officer a $1,500 down payment to perform the contract killing of the woman he had harassed for months and others.

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The Harris County District Attorney’s Office told Chron.com that Bakshi asked the undercover officer to sprinkle cocaine on the victims’ bodies.

He also laid out a schedule for each potential victim and suggested the time, place and method of the murder, after which photographs would be taken of the victims.

Along with the $1,500 down payment, Bakshi was ready to give the “hitman” $13,000 more in cash.

According to court officials, Bakshi works at a Dixie Corner Store and lives with relatives, he has a 14-year-old son and twin daughters.

Bakshi will remain in jail with bail of $150,000 set for each count and if convicted he could face life in prison.

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