Balika Vadhu actress Pratyusha Banerjee is dead! The actress committed suicide in Mumbai. She was admitted to the Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Andheri West, where she is believed to have succumbed to her self-inflicted injury. Pratyusha is believed to have hanged herself to death between 4 and 5 pm IST on April 1, 2016. Pratyusha played Anandi on Balika Vadhu, the show that began as a story on child marriage. She had also participated in reality shows such as Bigg Boss 7Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 and more recently in Power Couple.

The actress was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. Pratyusha apparently had relationship problems because of which she committed suicide earlier in the day. The news was earlier thought to be an April Fool’s Day joke by her fans, but is sadly true. (ALSO READ: Pratyusha Banerjee suicide case: Actor Ajaz Khan claims TV actress’s death was planned murder)

Pratyusha was reportedly having problems with her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh who reportedly tortured her. The actress was merely 24 years old and her fans, family and friends are distraught and devastated with the news. (ALSO READ: Pratyusha Banerjee aka Anandi from Balika Vadhu hangs herself to death: Was she under depression?)

More reports are awaited, although the hospital has confirmed the death. Police are waiting for the post-mortem report of the actress to establish whether it was suicide or murder. Rest in peace, Pratyusha! (ALSO READ: Pratyusha Banerjee suicide case: Mumbai police waiting for post-mortem report of actress; Rahul Raj Singh questioned by cops)