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Pratyusha death case: Rahul Singh's anticipatory bail plea rejected

Shawan Sen | News18

First published: April 7, 2016, 2:44 PM IST | Updated: April 7, 2016
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Pratyusha death case: Rahul Singh's anticipatory bail plea rejected
The court refused to offer relief to Singh after he was booked for abetment to Pratyusha's suicide.

Mumbai TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee's boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh can be arrested anytime as his anticipatory bail plea in the former's suicide case has been rejected by a Mumbai court on Thursday.

The court refused to offer relief to Singh after he was booked for abetment to Pratyusha's suicide.

On Wednesday, Rahul's previous lawyer Neeraj Gupta withrew from the case, saying he was "kept in the dark" about the details pertaining to the case.

"I withdrew from the case on humanitarian grounds. I felt that I shouldn't be fighting the case, and hence left it be so that injustice is not done to anyone," Gupta said.

"A client should pass on all the information, right or wrong, good or bad, to the lawyer, but I was kept in the dark and got all the details (pertaining to the case) from outside (media)," Gupta claimed.

Rahul, currently in hospital, was on Tuesday booked for the abetment to suicide after police registered an FIR based on a complaint filed by the actress's mother Soma at Bangurnagar Police Station.

A case under IPC sections 306 (abetment of suicide), 504, 506 (criminal intimidation), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of IPC has been registered against Rahul.

Police has, however, declined to divulge details regarding the investigation that led to registration of the FIR. They suspect that Rahul was in relationship with another woman about which the deceased was depressed.

Meanwhile, doctors attending on Rahul, who has been in hospital since Sunday morning, said that "he still has suicidal tendencies".

"I cannot leave him now because he can do anything. He is still on medication and becomes violent when effect of medicine wanes," Dr Santosh Goel, said, adding that he is under depression and at times calls out to Pratyusha.

On April 1, the 24-year-old actress, who shot to fame for her role of Anandi in hit TV series "Balika Vadhu", allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself inside her flat at
Goregoan area of western suburbs.

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