Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee committed suicide because she was pregnant: Report

Narada Desk | April 19, 2016 10:24 pm Print
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Pratyusha Banerjee May Have Been Pregnant Before She Died, Say Cops

There has been a new twist in TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee’s suicide case. Reports suggest that the former Balika Vadhu star underwent abortion a day before committing suicide. Bangur Nagar police, investigating this case, submitted the report containing the information about her abortion. The TV celebrity’s boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh has been charged with abetment of suicide.

Doctor’s report states that they found traces of chorionic villus – known to be a byproduct of conception – in Banerjee’s uterus, and also doctors could not confirm whether she was in an early stage of pregnancy or she had undergone abortion.

As the present circumstances experts say it’s hard to ascertain the paternity of the child because there’s no tissue left or it has been removed. So it’s difficult to have a DNA test.

The preliminary autopsy report stated the cause of Pratyusha’s death as “ligature over the neck with asphyxia”. However, Pratyusha’s viscera is being analysed at Kalina Forensic Science Laboratory, to look for traces of poison and her hair, nail and blood samples have been preserved for DNA analysis.

Yesterday, the Bombay High Court extended by a week the interim protection from arrest to Rahul Raj Singh, who was booked on the basis of a complaint filed by Pratyusha’s mother.

More accusations have been leveled against Singh stating that while he was staying with Pratyusha at a flat in Goregaon, he used to assault her and  he used to regularly borrow money from the actress and also withdrew money from her bank account, according to the report.

So this new twist in Pratyusha Banerjee’s  suicide – with the pregnancy angle being revealed – may create more complications for Singh, and police will be taking action according to the interrogation. Reports coming in late in the evening have suggested that now Singh also is threatening to take his life. The reports could not be verified yet.

The TV celebrity first gained recognition in the television show Balika Vadhu. This was her first leading role in the television series where she earned her household name “Anandi”. She had participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 5), Bigg Boss 7 and Power Couple.