Mumbai, April 20: Actor-producer Rahul Raj Singh, booked for allegedly abetting the suicide of his girlfriend and TV star Pratyusha Banerjee, was aware about Balika Vadhu actress’ pregnancy. Rahul Raj Singh told the Mumbai Police that he knew that Pratyusha Banerjee was pregnant, reported Times of India. However Rahul,who has been given interim protection from arrest, told mediapersons outside Bangur Nagar police station that Pratyusha was not pregnant and was only depressed.Also Read - Sidharth Shukla's Sudden Death Reminds Fans Of Pratyusha Banerjee, Surekha Sikri: 'End Of Balika Vadhu Era'
Doctors of JJ hospital on Monday have confirmed that the 24-year-old TV actress was reportedly pregnant and might have had an abortion few days before killing herself. “The findings showed that there was a conception few days or a month before her demise, and there was a premature death of the foetal cell.The products of conception, or the placental or foetal tissue in the uterus found following delivery, termination of pregnancy or a miscarriage, were infected and degenerated. That usually hints towards a secondary infection, probably occurring due to an attempt to terminate the pregnancy,” a source was quoted as saying by a leading daily. (ALSO READ: Pratyusha Banerjee’s lawyer has ’15 big reasons’ for Rahul Raj Singh’s custody) Also Read - Balika Vadhu Fame Pratyusha Banerjee's Parents Open Up About Facing Financial Losses While Fighting Legal Battles
Neeraj Gupta, Rahul’s former lawyer who is advising Pratyusha’s parents, demanded Mumbai police to investigate whether the actress was forced to undergo the abortion and if Rahul threatened her to get out of the relationship. The police will also investigate if the abortion was carried out under the supervision of medical professionals. Also Read - Pratyusha Banerjee Suicide Case Latest News: Rahul Raj Singh Accuses Her Parents, Plans to Sue Kamya Panjabi-Vikas Gupta
The 24-year-old “Balika Badhu” fame actress was found hanging at her residence in Goregaon on April 1. On the basis of a complaint filed by her mother, Pratyusha’s fiance Rahul Raj Singh was booked under IPC Sections related to abetment of suicide, criminal intimidation and voluntarily causing hurt. Rahul underwent treatment for alleged depression at a hospital in Borivali for nearly two weeks since April 3.