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Did boyfriend Rahul Raj drive 24-year-old Pratyusha Banerjee to suicide?

Popular television actress of Balika Vadhu fame today breathed her last after she committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan of her house in Kandivali, Mumbai. She was all but 24 years old.
India TV Entertainment Desk April 01, 2016 23:58 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

Mumbai: Popular television actress of Balika Vadhu fame today breathed her last after she committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan of her house in Kandivali, Mumbai. She was all but 24 years old.

The news has left the entire industry and the nation in a state of shock and understandably so. The actress was declared dead at the Kokilaben Ambani hospital in Mumbai where she was brought after she allegedly hanged herself at her house.

Mumbai police have confirmed the news and said they will investigate into the causes behind the drastic move.

While there is still no clarity over the reasons behind the actress’s drastic step, rumours suggest that an estranged relationship with her purported boyfriend with whom she was in a live-in relationship could have been the reason behind the move.

Rumour has it that her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh, an actor-producer, ditched her and decided to get engaged. The actress was seeing Rahul for a few years now and there was also news about the two getting engaged in December last year.

The actress had even said that she was planning to settle down in 2016.

However, media reports suggest s that the actress had been extremely upset for the last couple of days after Rahul left her for someone else.  Both Rahul and Pratyusha hail from Jamshedpur.  

Her co-stars and colleagues in the industry described her as a strong woman who was determined to make her mark in the industry. Ajaz Khan, a co-contestant in Bigg Boss with Pratyusha, said that he had strong reasons to believe that Pratyusha could not commit suicide and even referred to her death as a murder.

Another television personality Dolly Bindra said Pratyusha was too strong to commit suicide.

Besides the emotional turmoil that she was reeling through, there have also been reports of Pratyusha under some financial woes. Media reports also suggest that Pratyusha's friends did not approve of her relationship with Rahul.

Meanwhile Pratyusha’s body has been shifted to a government hospital where a detail postmortem is awaited. Once the report is prepared, police will go ahead with a detailed investigation into her death. 

However, Rahul is likely to stay on their radar and will probably be questioned in relation with the case. A case of suicidal death has been registered by the police.