Post-mortem on Balika Vadhu fame Actor Pratyusha Banerjee’s body has revealed ‘suffocation’ as cause of death.
Popular TV actor Pratyusha Banerjee, has committed suicide, say media reports.
Best known for playing the lead character of Anandi on TV show Balika Vadhu, has committed suicide at the age of 24. “She is no more,” her friend and Balika Vadhu co-star Siddharth Shukla told news agency PTI.
Pratyusha died in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Ambani Hospital, where she was taken after allegedly hanging herself at home.
According to NDTV, Mumbai Police spokesperson Dhananjay Kulkarni said they have received a report on the actress’ death from the hospital and that the police will now be investigating.
ABP News reported that no suicide note was found from the flat, he said, adding the exact cause of the death, which occurred
around afternoon, will be known only after an autopsy is conducted.
Reason for the extreme step was not yet known, but Banerjee was reportedly facing problems in her relationship with boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh.
She was reportedly suffering from depression.
Originally from Jharkhand, Pratyusha had appeared on reality show Bigg Boss. More recently, she had also appeared on Sony TV’s reality show Power Couple.
The actor was also in news last year after she complained of harassment by bank’s recovery agent.
Here are the reactions on twitter:
This is just so sad…and a wake up calm to families and friends who don't consider depression a medical condition…RIP #PratyushaBanerjee
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 1, 2016
Deeply saddened to know abt #PratyushaBanerjee ..cant even fathom wht her parents must b going thru. .God give them strength. .RIP Pratyusha
— Juhi Parmar (@iamjuhiparmar) April 1, 2016
So sad to hear about #PratyushaBanerjee – what a pretty & sweet girl. She was perfect as Anandi.. Cant believe im saying 'Rest In Peace'.
— Aditi Singh Sharma (@ADTSinghSharma) April 1, 2016
RIP#Pratyushabanerjee ..parents r the worst affected wen dey lose a child.pls tke a medical help if gng thru a depression..pls help urself..
— khushbusundar (@khushsundar) April 1, 2016
The Ugly side of the glamour world. Huge highs n lows. Pratyusha Banerjee RIP my dear. God gve ur family strength.
— ShainaNC (@ShainaNC) April 1, 2016
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