Two days after Pratyusha Banerjee was found dead at her residence, her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh was hospitalized on Sunday after he complained of breathing problems before he was to face a second day of questioning by police over her death.
Pratyusha, who shot to fame with the portrayal of Anandi in hit TV series Balika Vadhu, was found hanging from a ceiling fan at her home on April 1. The reason for the extreme step is not yet known, but Pratyusha was reportedly facing problems in her relationship with Rahul. Speculation was rife that Pratyusha was two months pregnant at the time of her death. According to the reports, she was inclined towards getting married to Rahul and had even ordered for a lehenga for her wedding.
Police said that Pratyusha and Rahul’s common friends told them that the couple were planning to get married on April 14, on the auspicious occasion of Bengali New Year. Rahul’s father Harshwardhan has said that Pratyusha had money troubles and had taken a loan of Rs 50 lakh for her parents.
According to police, the probe so far had not found anything pointing to abutment of suicide by Rahul. Besides, Pratyusha’s parents didn’t level any allegations against Rahul in their statement. Her parents said Pratyusha and her boyfriend did fight sometimes, but patched up soon thereafter. Some of Pratyusha’s friends, however, said that things were not going well in her personal life.
Her last rites were performed at Oshiwara crematorium last evening. Her friends and family bid a tearful adieu to Prathyusha at her funeral. The She was dressed in red in a bride avatar. Pratyusha was 18 when she was selected to play the grown-up Anandi in Balika Vadhu. After exiting from the daily soap, she appeared in reality shows Bigg Boss 7 and Jhalak Dikhla Jaa. She was last seen in TV show Hum Hain Naa. Pratyusha shot to fame after her portrayal of Anandi in Balika Vadhu. After which, she appeared in reality shows like Bigg Boss 7 and more recently Power Couple where she appeared with Rahul Raj Singh.
This is indeed very sad and Chitramala offers deepest condolences to the family