Actor Asif Basra Dies of Alleged Suicide, Girlfriend Finds His Body Hanging to Ceiling

Paatal Lok actor Asif Basra was found dead at his house in Mcleodganj, Dharamshala. He reportedly used his dog's leash to hang himself. RIP!

Updated: November 12, 2020 5:09 PM IST

By India.com Entertainment Desk | Edited by Vineeta Kumar

Actor Asif Basra Found Hanging in Dharamshala, Police Suspects Suicide

Actor Asif Basra was found hanging in a private complex in Dharmshala. The forensic team is currently on the spot for further investigation. The police suspects suicide.

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It is believed that Asif took his own life due to depression and was found hanging at his Mcleodganj home on Thursday morning. As reported by The Tribune, The actor’s dead body was first discovered by his UK-based girlfriend who informed the police. Asif was living with his girlfriend and a dog at one of the two houses he had recently leased in Mcleodganj. As reported by his girlfriend, he had taken his dog out for a walk at around 10: 30 am on Thursday after which he did not return for a few hours. The girl then went out looking for him and found their dog roaming freely outside. When she further searched for the actor, she found his body hanging to the roof ceiling with the dog’s leash.

Asif had been active in the industry for over 20 years and had worked in many movies including Anurag Kashyap’s Black Friday. His performance in the role of Emraan Hashmi’s father in the 2010 movie Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai was well appreciated.

News agency ANI broke the news of his death and reported SSP, Kangra, Vimukt Ranjan confirming that he was found hanging.

The actor was also known for his theatre work. He had worked in Feroz Abbas Khan’s production titled Mahatma v/s Gandhi which is considered one of the most prolific Indian plays.

May his soul rest in peace!

Note: This is a developing story

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Published Date: November 12, 2020 4:42 PM IST

Updated Date: November 12, 2020 5:09 PM IST