Pratyusha Banerjee suicide: Parents’ signature petition for CBI probe gains support

The signature campaign by Pratyusha Banerjee's parents got over thousand signees

FP Staff June 09, 2016 11:16:10 IST
Pratyusha Banerjee suicide: Parents’ signature petition for CBI probe gains support

A petition by Soma and Shankar Banrjee, demanding a CBI probe into the death of their daughter, the TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee, garnered over 1,000 signatures on Wednesday. The Banerjees held a public rally at Bata Chowk in Sakchi market in their hometown, Jamshedpur, to drum up support for their campaign.

Pratyusha Banerjee suicide Parents signature petition for CBI probe gains support

Pratyusha Banerjee. Image from IBN

“Till now, more than 1000 people have signed on the banner supporting our demand for a CBI probe into the death of Pratyusha. There is no space left on the banner but people are still putting their signatures on it," Shankar Banerjee said.

The rally was preceded by an online petition, which also collected some 700 signees.

Pratyusha’s parents believe that the actress — who was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her Mumbai apartment on 1 April — was a “cold-blooded murder” and are seeking “capital punishment” for her live-in partner Rahul Raj Singh.

Singh, who was booked on charges of abetting Pratyusha’s suicide, is currently out on bail.
The Banerjees also said that they would be approaching President Pranab Mukherjee with their request for an impartial probe into Pratyusha’s death, failing which, they would seek permission for “euthanasia”, reported Hindustan Times.

— With PTI inputs

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