Bidisha Bezbaruah, singer-actor from Assam, was found dead inside her ninth floor Gurgaon flat, hanging from a ceiling fan with a dupatta tied around her neck, on Monday evening.
Police believe she committed suicide and have arrested her husband, Nisheeth Jha, on charges of abetment after Bidisha’s father accused him of having an extra-marital affair. Earlier the same evening, Bidisha’s father said she had called him to say that she would seek a divorce.
Bidisha had moved to Gurgaon recently with Nisheeth and had joined advertising and PR agency Publicis Communications’ Udyog Vihar office just two weeks ago. Bidisha was an accounts executive. Nisheeth, who is originally from Gujarat, works for AFCONS India. They got married on April 28 last year.
Friends and acquaintances said Bidisha had also made a fleeting appearance in a recently released Bollywood movie, in a dance sequence. She was, however, more well-known in the Assamese TV industry, where she acted in serials and was also a playback singer.
Police said Bidisha’s body was discovered around 7.30pm on Monday by a property dealer who broke into her flat (number 91) at Sushant Apartments in Sector 43, along with some neighbors, after Nisheeth got in touch with him when she did not respond to his phone calls.
Nisheeth was, at that time, in Mumbai on work. Police believe they earlier had an argument over the phone. Bidisha had moved into the rented 2BHK flat at Sushant Apartments only this Sunday, a police officer said. Her father Aswini Kumar Bezbaruah alleged Nisheeth was seeing someone else, which pushed his daughter to suicide.
However, A FIR has been registered against Nisheeth under Section 306 (abetment to suicide) of the IPC at Sushant Lok police station.