New Delhi, Sep 3 (PTI) Once a top model on the fashion ramp and now forced to beg for a living, the story of Geetanjali Nagpal is an astonishing tale of a person going from riches to rags. Disowned by her family, the 32-year-old former model, a contemporary of the likes of Bollywood star Sushmita Sen, with her matted hair, dirty clothes and unwashed look, now presents a picture of utter poverty. Nagpal, who was found begging in a market in South Delhi by a photojournalist on Friday, is now under the care of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW). According to doctors at the VIMHANS Hospital, where she was taken by the DCW Chairperson Barkha Singh, Nagpal suffers from psychosis and needs to be hospitalised. There was some confusion amongst the authorities on how to deal with Nagpal's case. DCW took her to VIMHANS, but was told that a case had to be registered before she could be admitted. Singh spoke to the Metropolitan Magistrate at the Karkardooma Court, who directed that Nagpal be first taken to the Hauz Khas Police Station, where a case would be registered. There was, however, some drama outside the hospital as Nagpal refused to leave the car and go inside for a check-up. The VIMHANS doctors then came to the car and spoke with her for some time before concluding that she suffered from psychosis. Nagpal, who got irritated with the intense media attention, snapped at the mediapersons who approached her and shouted at the photographers who clicked her pictures. PTI In the '90s, Gitanjali Nagpal sashayed down the catwalks of Delhi with the likes of Sushmita Sen. A Navy officer's daughter who went to Lady Shri Ram College, she seemed set for a flashbulb career in fashion. On Sunday, they found her living off the streets and spending her nights in parks and temples. And by Monday, she was being hounded by TV cameramen, reporters and do-gooders. Gitanjali's sad story had just taken yet another weird turn. It's a horrifying story of the dark side of glamour: how one false move can send a promising career to a downward spiral of drugs and self-destruction. By her own admission, the ex-Mount Carmel student worked as a maid, spent her nights with men for money to quell her craving for drugs and alcohol and was in the end reduced to a life on the footpath. Gitanjali's estranged husband lives in Germany with her child. And, touchingly, he still waits for her. When Metro Now , TOI's sister newspaper, first spotted her in South Delhi's Hauz Khas village and started taking her photographs, Gitanjali slid the T-shirt down her shoulders like a seasoned model and posed in style. She promised to model even better for a reward: a swim in a five-star hotel. But after the story was published on Monday, Gitanjali was back among the flashbulbs. In an ironical twist, she was chased by TV reporters, shepherded by Delhi Commission for Women and taken in a Qualis first to a police station and then to Vimhans, a hospital that deals with mental health. Gitanjali, still striking with her matted dreadlocks and wearing a black corsette and long skirt that seemed to have all the colours of rainbow, didn't get down from the car. Rather, she abused people who approached her. Three psychiatrists talked to her in the car. They later said she had poor hygiene, had rashes all over and was irritable. Who is responsible for the present state of Gitanjali?