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Pratyusha Banerjee suicide case: Boyfriend Rahul's lawyer quits case, claims he hid facts

Radhika Ramaswamy | News18

First published: April 6, 2016, 12:06 PM IST | Updated: April 6, 2016
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Pratyusha Banerjee suicide case: Boyfriend Rahul's lawyer quits case, claims he hid facts
Rahul, a TV producer, was booked after police registered an FIR based on a complaint filed by Banerjee's mother Soma at Bangurnagar Police Station.

A day after Rahul Raj Singh was booked for abetment to suicide in connection with TV actress Pratyusha Benerjee's suicide case, his lawyer Neeraj Gupta has quit the case. Gupta reportedly claimed that his client was hiding crucial facts from him in the case.

Rahul, a TV producer, is currently in hospital. He was booked after police registered an FIR based on a complaint filed by Banerjee's mother Soma at Bangurnagar Police Station.

Pratyusha parents have alleged that their daughter took the extreme step as she was subjected to torture by her boyfriend Rahul. "He (Rahul) should not get out. My daughter should get justice and I would like to appeal to the entire nation to help me in seeking justice for my daughter. He tortured my daughter a lot and finished her," Soma told reporters here after the prayer meet held in memory of Pratyusha.

Asked what kind of justice she expects, Soma said, "He should be kept alive in jail and made to suffer for his entire lifetime."

Pratyusha's father Shankar Banerjee, said, "We could not come out in the open earlier as Pratyusha's last rites were not performed. Today, we lodged an FIR against Rahul and told the police about her suffering. Our world has been shattered. It doesn't matter if he (Rahul) is hanged or gets life imprisonment. Our daughter's soul won't rest in peace unless he is punished...We trust the law and have faith that truth will ultimately come out," he said.

They alleged Rahul used to scare their daughter and alienated her from her friends.

Accusing Rahul of being a fraud, they said, "We are fighting this case, so that these things never happens to any other girl. He should get the strictest punishment. We are getting full support from police and are sure that justice would be done."

Pratyusha, known for her role as Anandi in TV series "Balika Vadhu", was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her apartment on April 1.

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