Mumbai: Mumbai police, probing the death of 25-year-old actress Pratyusha Banerjee, who was found dead in her suburban home on April 1, is leaving no stone unturned to ascertain the facts in the case.
In yet another shocking twist, JJ Hospital doctors have confirmed that Pratyusha was pregnant and had probably undergone abortion not long before her demise.
According to reports, the conclusion was made based on histopathological examination of tissues from the uterus. The findings show that she had conceived few days or a month before her death and there was a premature death of the foetal cell.
As the placental or foetal tissue in the uterus were infected and degenerated, it strongly hinted towards an infection probably occurred during an attempt to terminate the pregnancy. However, the doctors are finding it difficult to carry out a DNA test to establish the child’s paternity.
Pratyusha’s boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh, booked for abetting suicide, has been asked to appear before the Bangur Nagar police station on April 23.
On Monday, Bombay High Court had adjourned his anticipatory bail plea till April 25.The court observed that Pratyusha was abused several times, adding it cannot be said that he neither abetted nor instigated her to commit suicide.
The sessions’ court had earlier stated that the matter should be thoroughly investigated in the light of accusations against Rahul, adding that it was not possible in his absence as the police will find it difficult to collect the best possible evidence.
On April 7, a Mumbai sessions court had rejected Rahul’s anticipatory bail application, following which he filed a plea in the High Court. Rahul was granted an interim relief from arrest for a week by the Bombay High Court on April 12.
24-year-old Pratyusha, who shot to fame for her role as Anandi in ‘Balika Vadhu’, committed suicide by hanging herself inside her flat in suburban Goregaon.
Two days later, a case under Sections 306 (abetment of suicide), 504, 506 (criminal intimidation), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the IPC was registered against Rahul following a complaint lodged by Pratyusha’s parents.