Pratyusha Banerjee death: Rahul Raj Singh approaches HC for anticipatory bail


Apr 11, 2016 17:25:56 IST

Mumbai: Television producer and actor Rahul Raj Singh, accused of abetting the suicide of his actress girlfriend Pratyusha Banerjee, approached the Bombay High Court seeking pre-arrest bail on Monday.

On 7 April, a sessions court in Mumbai had rejected Rahul's anticipatory bail application, following which he filed a plea in the high court.

Rahul Raj Singh with Pratyusha Banerjee

Rahul Raj Singh with Pratyusha Banerjee

Rahul's bail plea is likely to be heard tomorrow.

On 1 April, 24-year-old Pratyusha, who shot to fame for her role as Anandi in hit TV series Balika Vadhu, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself inside her flat in Goregaon.

Two days later, a case under IPC sections 306 (abetment of suicide), 504, 506 (criminal intimidation), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of IPC was registered against Rahul following a complaint lodged by the actress's parents.

Rahul, in his anticipatory bail application, claimed that Pratyusha's parents did not make any allegation against him in their first statement to police.

He said they filed the FIR against him after two days of the suicide incident, as they got influenced by certain people who were against Pratyusha's relations with him (Rahul).

Rahul said Pratyusha had not left behind any suicide note blaming him for her death, and also that there were no marks on her body other than the ligature wound.

In the meantime, news report said that Rahul — who had been hospitalised since 3 April after he complained of chest pain — was "improving". It is expected that he will be discharged from hospital in two days' time.

Updated Date: Apr 11, 2016 17:25:56 IST