Post-mortem on Balika Vadhu fame actor Pratyusha Banerjee’s body reveals ‘suffocation’ as cause of death.


Post-mortem on Balika Vadhu fame Actor Pratyusha Banerjee’s body has revealed ‘suffocation’ as cause of death.

Pratyusha Banerjee, had allegedly committed suicide on Friday night.

Best known for playing the lead character of Anandi on TV show Balika Vadhu, had 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.

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