Mumbai, April 9: A day after Mumbai court refused to accept anticipatory bail plea filed by Rahul Raj Singh, boyfriend of Pratyusha Banerjee, who committed suicide on April 1, his former lawyer Neeraj Gupta made some sensational claims today. Neeraj, who had backed out of the case on Wednesday claiming “humanitarian grounds” had claimed that his client kept him in the dark about crucial facts. Also Read - Netizens Laud Sidharth Shukla For Correcting a Fan Wishing Late Pratyusha Banerjee's on Wrong Birth Date
The lawyer in a press conference informed that Rahul, a small time producer arrested on charges of sedition had been cheating and swindling on several actresses. According to a report published in Times of India said that a day before Pratyusha committed suicide Rahul was partying with girl at the Bora Bora restaurant. The report further said that he also fought with some other girls there. Also Read - Balika Vadhu's Jagya aka Avinash Mukherjee Finds His Anandi in Miss India Saloni Luthra? Read Deets!
The lawyer claimed that Pratyusha, also known as Anandi from ‘Balika Vadhu’ fame had injuries on her nose and cheekbones at the time of her death. It is quite noteworthy that police officials investigating the case had also made similar claims. (ALSO READ: Depressed with Pratyusha Banerjee’s suicide, Raipur housewife Madhu Mahanand hangs herself) Also Read - Tanushree Dutta-Nana Patekar Sexual Harassment Case Update: Actress' Latest Statement Has Names of Pratyusha Banerjee And Jiah Khan to Explain How She Fought Hard
While speaking on Pratyusha being a victim of domestic violence , the lawyer said, the late actress had informed her friends of being physically assaulted. “Rahul never let Pratyusha talk to her parents. Why did he not inform the police after her suicide which he should have done in the first place? We did not even find any suicide note, probably Rahul has destroyed all the evidence against him,” he added.
He also stated that Rahul has had a record of cheating seven women and duping around Rs. 25 lakh in the past and hence, according to him, it can be a “pre-planned murder.” Keeping all these points in mind, a local Mumbai court yesterday rejected the pre-arrest bail plea of Rahul, booked for abetment of Pratyusha suicide.