Pratyusha Banerjee, TV actor of Balika Vadhu fame, committed suicide by hanging at her home in Mumbai on Frida,y April 1. However, it seems like there is a lot more to the story than what is being let out.
Pratyusha was declared dead at around 7:15 pm when she was brought into the Kokilaben Hospital in Andheri by her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh. According to a report by CNN-IBN, Rahul has been detained by the police for questioning.
With her boyfriend
Mumbai Police DCP Vikram Deshpande said, “The search is going on in the flat where apparently the 'suicide' has taken place, EDR has been registered and we are doing investigation. It is too early to say the cause of the death.”
The actor’s parents reached Mumbai on Saturday. They will be taking Banerjee’s body after the autopsy is completed.
Mumbai police spokesperson Dhananjay Kulkarni said her body was found around 5pm.
Her parents, who were in Jamshedpur took a flight to Mumbai soon after the news reached them, Banerjee’s co-actors told HindusaTimes.
Her body was sent to Siddharth Hospital in Goregaon for the post-mortem around midnight. An accidental death report (ADR) was registered at Bangurnagar police station.
Though the reason for this drastic step is not yet known, there are rumours that the 24-year-old was suffering from heartache over a failed love affair with Rahul, who recently participated with her in the reality show Power Couple.
CNN-IBN also spoke to a few neighbours, one of whom said, “We are all very shocked about this. Few days back only I met her and Rahul. They seemed absolutely fine, never thought anything of this kind. She seemed fine when I saw her.”
Meanwhile, insiders revealed that Pratyusha’s last Whatsapp status that read ‘Mar Ke Bhi Munh Na Tujse Modna’ was probably a hint about her impending suicide.
It is also being said that Rahul looked calm and unaffected by the situation during his stay at the hospital and left the place in hurry on pretext that he was booking flight tickets for Pratyusha’s parents.
Talking over the same, the actress’ close friend Dolly Bindra said that she was strong and cannot commit suicide, while her co-participant from Bigg Boss Ajaz Khan told ANI, ‘I don’t think its suicide. I think its planned murder.’
Also, some reports suggest that the police are also suspecting some foul play in this tragic incident as Pratyusha’s body apparently had a faint rope mark on her neck. Her left cheek was bruised and she had blood coming from her mouth.
But neither her eyes nor her tongue had popped out, which is normally the case when someone hangs themselves. These are the factors that are currently being investigated by the authorities.