Almost a fortnight has passed since the suicide of a popular television actress Pratyusha Banerjee, but the shocking revelations associated with this case haven’t died out yet. In
fact, everyday there is a new twist to this unfortunate tale which gives a sordid insight into the life of the actress. Here’s looking at the major twists which are a highlight of the
Pratyusha Banerjee suicide case.
The web of allegations behind TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee’s death intensified further as her parents wrote to the CM alleging that the 25-year-old did not commit suicide but
was murdered by her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh. They also asked that the case be handed over to the Crime Branch to ensure justice for their daughter.
Pratyusha’s boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh has come under scrutiny. Though he has been given an anticipatory bail by the HC, he is yet not off the hook.
Now, Pratyusha’s mother Soma Banerjee has demanded a CBI probe in the death of her daughter. She Said : –
“We have full faith in police and judicial system. But we are demanding a CBI investigation because we think that Rahul is misleading us and the police.”
Last week, following a fresh statement by Soma, Rahul had been booked on charges abetment of suicide and assault. Cricketer turned producer Rahul Raj had applied for
anticipatory bail in a sessions court only to be denied. He later approached the Mumbai High Court which granted him anticipatory bail till April 18.
Rahul and Pratyusha were in a live-in-relationship and had participated in the show Power Couple. Many close friends of the couple have alleged that Rahul was not nice to
Pratyusha shot to fame with the serial Balika Vadhu as Anandi.
Background of the case:
On April 1, Pratyusha Banerjee had allegedly committed suicide by hanging at her Goregaon residence. Around 4pm, Singh had entered the house and then rushed her to a hospital
in Andheri, the police said. Following Pratyusha’s death, on April 3, Singh had been admitted to a private hospital in Kandivli after complaining of chest pain and breathlessness.
Pratyusha’s mother Soma, on April 12, had visited Bangur Nagar police station and got an FIR lodged against Singh. The police had registered a case under Sections 306
(abetment to suicide), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt)
of the Indian Penal Code. On April 7, Singh’s anticipatory bail plea was rejected by the Dindoshi sessions court after which Singh’s lawyers had approached the high court to seek
anticipatory bail. Singh was granted interim relief till April 18 by the court and was directed to visit the police station everyday between 11am