TV actress suicide case: Boyfriend Rahul Raj questioned

Saturday, Apr 2, 2016,14:38 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Mumbai | Rahul Raj Singh, the boyfriend of popular TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee was today quizzed after she allegedly committed suicide at her Bangur Nagar residence in suburban Goregaon here, police said.

The 24-year-old actress, who shot to fame with her role as Anandi in ‘Balika Vadhu’ was found hanging from the ceiling at her flat last evening. We are recording the statement of Rahul in connection with the suicide. We are also checking the last call details and the SMSes exchanged between the duo, a senior police official said.

Although Rahul was not detained, he was brought to Siddharth Municipal Hospital in suburban Goregaon where the autopsy of the actress is being conducted, police said. The deceased star’s parents too arrived at the hospital from Jamshedpur to claim her body.

According to police, the actress, prima facie, committed suicide in her flat in ‘At Harmony’ building at around 1700 hours yesterday after which she was taken to Kokilaben Hospital in suburban Andheri by her friend where she was declared dead.

Also, no suicide note was found from the flat, they said adding the exact cause of the death, which occurred around afternoon, will be known only after an autopsy is conducted. After the incident, an accidental death case was registered at Bangurnagar police station yesterday.

The TV star was reportedly facing problems in her relationship with Singh. Her last status message on Whatsapp read, Marke bhi muh na tuzse modana (even after death won’t be turning my face away from you) with a smiley. Meanwhile, a host of TV actors including Gurmeet Chaudhury, Kamya Punjabi and Pratyusha’s co-stars from Colors TV were seen at the Goregaon hospital.

I met her last at Holi and everything thing seemed normal. Cannot say why she committed suicide, Gurmeet said. Besides ‘Balika Vadhu’, Banerjee’s other major appearances on the small screen were in Bigg Boss 7, a reality show, and Jhalak Dikhla Jha, a dance programme. She was last seen in TV show Hum Hain Naa.

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