Mumbai, April 5: Almost four days after the death of television actress Pratyusha Banerjee, her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh has been booked under abetment to suicide case by Mumbai police officials. Rahul Raj Singh, a small time television producer was in a relationship with Pratyusha banerjee, famously known as ‘Anandi’ her television role in ‘Balika Vadhu’.
Rahul has been booked under section 306 (abetment of suicide) and section 351 (assault) 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (criminal intimidation), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) by Bangur Nagar police station in Mumbai. The decision by Mumbai police officials was taken after they recorded statement of Pratyusha’s friends and family members who informed police that Rahul use to assault her on a regular basis. Rahul has been booked under non-bailable offence and if found guilty he will be imprisoned for at least 5-7 years.
Rahul, who was called for questioning on Sunday was hospitalised after he complained chest pain. Yesterday he was shifted to general ward from where he will be discharged today. The cops are now waiting for doctors to discharge Rahul after which he will be arrested on charges levied upon him. He will be produced before the court, where the cops are seeking for his police custody of at least 3 days.
The decision to arrest Rahul was made after a detailed investigation conducted by Mumbai police officials who found later found that he had ‘instigated’ Pratyusha to commit suicide. Read Also: (Pratyusha Banerjee death: Forensic team finds medicines, alcohol from ‘Anandi’s’ residence)
Some of Pratyusha’s friend had given their statement that Rahul used to abuse her and even on some occasions he had slapped her publicly. Pratyusha committed suicide on Friday afternoon at her flat in suburban Goregaon last week.
Pratyusha’s friends Kamya Punjabi and Vikas Gupta on Sunday had claimed that Rahul was cheating on her and that they were in a messy relationship. The duo also alleged that Rahul used to slap her in public as well as in party.