Television actress Pratyusha Banerjee hanged herself to death in Mumbai this evening. The actress, who shot to fame after her leading role as Anandi in Balika Vadhu, died at the Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Andheri West, Mumbai. The TV fraternity has gone into a state of mourning after the death of Pratyusha, one of the most promising young talents in recent times. The actress is believed to have hanged herself to death between 4 and 5 pm IST on April 1 at her Kandivali residence, but the reason for her committing suicide is not known yet. The Mumbai Police are waiting for Pratyusha’s post-mortem report to ascertain the cause of death. (ALSO READ: Pratyusha Banerjee suicide case: Actor Ajaz Khan claims TV actress’s death was planned murder)Also Read - Bigg Boss 15 Premiere Highlights: Meisha Iyer-Pratik Sehajpal, Vishal-Afsana Get Into Verbal Arguments
Reports say Pratyusha could have taken the drastic step due to troubles she was possibly having with her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh. But live TV updates are also saying that it was Rahul Raj Singh who was informing people about Pratyusha’s death. Some reports were saying that Rahul Raj Singh was absconding and his phone is not traceable. The police told India.com that Rahul will not be detained but will be questioned in the case. (ALSO READ: Pratyusha Banerjee suicide case: Mumbai police waiting for post-mortem report of actress; Rahul Raj Singh questioned by cops) Also Read - Sidharth Shukla's Sudden Death Reminds Fans Of Pratyusha Banerjee, Surekha Sikri: 'End Of Balika Vadhu Era'
Pratyusha played Anandi on Balika Vadhu and had also participated in reality shows such as Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 and Bigg Boss 7. The actress was recently seen in the show Power Couple with Rahul Singh and the couple was happy together. In fact, Rahul and Pratyusha were going to get married this year. (ALSO READ: Pratyusha Banerjee was about to marry boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh. Why did she commit suicide?) Also Read - Balika Vadhu Fame Pratyusha Banerjee's Parents Open Up About Facing Financial Losses While Fighting Legal Battles
Pratyusha apparently had problems in her relationship with Rahul recently, when he allegedly misbehaved with her. She had also once filed a police complaint when eight men had barged into her house and tried to harass her. The news of Pratyusha Banerjee’s death was first considered to be an April Fool’s Day prank, but it soon turned out that the unfortunate incident had indeed taken place. The police are reportedly on the lookout for Rahul Raj Singh.
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