Mumbai: Pratyusha Banerjee's suicide row created quite a stir in the media ever since the actress hung herself at her Mumbai residence on April 1. Now, a chargesheet running into 1,011 pages has been filed against her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh. The actor-producer has been slapped with charges of abetment, assault and intimidation. Rahul, who is out on anticipatory bail, has been asked to appear before the court on July 30.
The police are banking on autopsy reports to back their claim of assault. While, Pratyusha had complained about injury marks to her friends before taking the drastic step, several close ones had come forth to record their statements as witnesses. Statements of 45 witnesses, including a cook who was first to find her body, actor Kamya Punjabi, event organiser Leena Dias, Pratyusha's uncle Dipankar Banerjee, an astrologer, have been recorded. While Kamya has maintained that Rahul was a bad influence, Leena has stated that Pratyusha wanted to get out of her relationship with Rahul.
On the other hand, Rahul has accused Pratyusha's mother Soma Banerjee of practising black magic and trying to create obstacles in the couple's wedding plans. He also claimed that Pratyusha's parents were making no money of their own and were clinging on to the actress' savings.
According to Rahul’s father, Hashvardhan Singh, Pratyusha was under severe mental pressure because she did not have enough money left to sustain her expenses, and that her parents had used her name to take a loan of Rs 50 lakh, due to which she was being hassled by creditors.
Pratyusha was best known for her debut role in Balika Vadhu. Thereafter, she shifted to reality shows and participated in Bigg Boss 7. Pratyusha’s last outing on TV was in Sasural Simar Ka where she played a role that had negative shades....