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Ahead of questioning, Pratyusha's boyfriend complains of uneasiness; taken to hospital

Shawan Sen | News18

First published: April 3, 2016, 2:40 PM IST | Updated: April 3, 2016
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Ahead of questioning, Pratyusha's boyfriend complains of uneasiness; taken to hospital
According to a preliminary autopsy, ligature marks were detected on the neck of Pratyusha, indicating death due to asphyxiation and hanging.

Mumbai: Popular TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee's boyfriend Rahul Singh has been taken to Sai hospital in Kandivali East after complaining of stress and depression. Pratyusha allegedly committed suicide on Friday in her suburban Goregaon residence.

Police were likely to question Singh for the third day today in connection with the death probe.

Meanwhile, a team of police officers and forensic experts are at Pratyusha's home gathering evidence. Pratyusha's stomach wash has been sent to the forensic lab for tests.

Sunil, an eyewitness said, "I was at home that day and I saw him (Rahul Singh) trying to open the door of Pratyusha's residence. He even asked for my help. When we managed to break the door, we found her hanging from a fan."

Singh's lawyer Neeraj Gupta said, "He is not trying to evade the police. He is very depressed. He will cooperate with the police. I spoke to him last night. He doesn't know why she committed suicide."

According to a preliminary autopsy, ligature marks were detected on the neck of Pratyusha, indicating death due to asphyxiation and hanging.

A team of doctors conducted the post-mortem on her body for over three hours and the entire procedure has been videographed and photographed, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone XI, Vikram Deshmane told media persons.

The autopsy was performed by a team of doctors of Siddharth Hospital, and the preliminary cause of death is due to asphyxia, with the final report still awaited, he added.

Rahul was questioned by police on Saturday in an attempt to unravel the probable reasons behind her shocking suicide that left the entertainment industry stunned.

The glamour industry is rife with speculation about her disturbed personal life, her suspected uneasy relationship with Rahul and other aspects that may have prompted her to resort to the extreme step.

Several television industry personalities have claimed on social media networks that Pratyusha was a strong-willed personality and they could not digest she could end her life in this manner.

Prior to Pratyusha, several high-profile suicides of including models-actresses such as Nafisa Joseph, Kuljeet Randhawa, Viveka Babajee, Jiah Khan, Shikha Joshi and Ruby Singh, in the past decade or so, have rocked the entertainment capital

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