Pratyusha Banerjee suicide: Was the actress pregnant?
MUMBAI, (GNI): The suicide case of Pratyusha Banerjee has now taken a new baffling turn.
The police investigating the death of 25-year-old ‘Balika Vadhu’ famed actress is leaving no stone unturned to ascertain the facts of the case.
On Sunday, cops began examining if Banerjee was pregnant and the actress’s uterus has been sent for a forensic examination.
The latest development will be troublesome news for her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh, who has been admitted to the hospital after he complained of breathing problems while he was being questioned by police for the second day in connection with her alleged suicide.
The Mumbai Police searched TV actor Pratyusha Banerjee’s house on Sunday and have said they have found medicines, alcohol and cigarette stubs. Pratyusha Banerjee’s body was found on Friday at the apartment. The police said Rahul had reprimanded Banerjee for drinking in the afternoon hours before she committed suicide.
A team of six police officials including a woman sub-inspector arrived at the 7th floor flat at Harmony Apartment to collect evidence as the police continue their investigations into the suicide case of the 24-year-old actress. Sources said the police found alcohol in plenty and various medicines in the cabinet. Clothes were lying around the room when the room was unlocked.
“We have seized the alcohol and medicines collected from the house. Since there are a lot of medicines of different types, we will consult a doctor to determine its nature,” said an officer from the Bangur Nagar police station.After consulting the doctors, it will be clear for what all aliments the medicines are used and why Banerjee was taking them. The exact cause behind the suicide is not yet clear in the absence of a suicide note. The medicines will help the investigating team to ascertain whether Banerjee, well known for her role as Anandi on Balika Vadhu, was diagnosed for depression.
Pratyusha, who shot to fame with the portrayal of Anandi in the hit TV series “Balika Vadhu”, was found dead at her home on April 1, in what appeared to be a case of suicide.
The reason for the extreme step is not yet known, but Pratyusha was reportedly facing problems in her relationship with Rahul, who is a TV producer. Some of Pratyusha’s friends also said that things were not going well in her personal life, forcing cops to examine if her troubled relationship and a pregnancy could be linked to her death.
On Friday, Pratyusha allegedly committed suicide in her flat in ‘At Harmony’ building in Mumbai’s Goregaon area after which she was taken to Kokilaben Hospital in suburban Andheri by her friend, where she was declared dead.
As per preliminary report of doctors, “provisional cause of death” was asphyxia, a police officer said. Her viscera has been sent to a lab for chemical analysis, and its report only would conclusively decide the cause of death.
Her last rites were performed at Oshiwara crematorium on Saturday evening.
Pratyusha was 18 when she was selected to play the grown-up Anandi in “Balika Vadhu”.
After exiting from the daily soap, she appeared in reality shows “Bigg Boss 7” and “Jhalak Dikhla Jaa”. She was last seen in TV show “Hum Hain Naa”.ends