Pratyusha suicide: Rahul Singh’s bail plea rejected
The anticipatory bail plea of actor and TV producer Rahul Raj Singh, booked for abetment of his girlfriend actress Pratyusha Banerjee’s suicide, was on Thursday rejected by a local court, after the prosecution said it could be a “pre-planned murder”.
Dindoshi sessions court Judge Khwaja Farooq Ahmed dismissed the anticipatory bail application of Singh, after Pratyusha’s parents filed a compliant against him.
When the matter came up for hearing, prosecution lawyer Falguni Brahmbhatt said: “We suspect that it could be a murder and it needs to be probed. The entire incident could be pre-planned.”
She argued as to why Singh took Pratyusha all the way to Andheri (from their residence in suburban Goregaon after she was found hanging), instead of a nearby hospital. She also sought to know why he later fled from the hospital.
“Why didn’t Singh call the police or take a picture of the body before untying it from the fan?” she further asked.
Singh’s counsel Samir Sheikh said Pratyusha’s parents did not make any allegation against him in their first statement to the police, then why did they file an FIR later. He added that Pratyusha did not leave a suicide note, blaming Singh for her death, and also there were no marks on her body other than the ligature wound.
Following both the arguments, the judge rejected Singh’s anticipatory bail application. On April 1, the 24-year-old actress, who shot to fame for her role as Anandi in hit TV series ‘Balika Vadhu’, allegedly committed suicide in her flat at Goregoan area of western suburbs.