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Pratyusha case: Rahul moves HC to seek pre-arrest bail

Pratyusha case: Rahul moves HC to seek pre-arrest bail
Television producer Rahul Raj Singh, accused of abetting suicide of his actress girlfriend Pratyusha Banerjee, on Monday approached the Bombay high court, seeking a pre-arrest bail.

On April 7, a sessions court had rejected Singh’s anticipatory bail application, following which the producer filed a plea in the High Court. Singh’s bail plea is likely to be heard on Tuesday.

On April 1, 24-year-old Pratyusha, who shot to fame for her role as Anandi in hit TV series ‘Balika Vadhu’, allegedly hanged herself in her flat in suburban Goregaon.

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

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

He said that they had filed the FIR against him two days after the incident, as they got influenced by certain people who were against Pratyusha’s relations with him.

Singh said that 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.
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