Pratyusha Banerjee suicide: Rahul Singh’s lawyer quits case

Mumbai : A day after the Mumbai Police booked actress Pratyusha Banerjee’s boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh for abetting her suicide, his lawyer Neeraj Gupta backed out of the case on Wednesday.

Rahul has now filed an anticipatory bail application in the Dindoshi Court of Mumbai.

The Mumbai Police investigating the suicide of Pratyusha yesterday registered a case of abetment to suicide against Rahul. He continues to be in the hospital for alleged hypertension.

The case has been registered at the Bangur Nagar police station under Sections 306 (abetment of suicide), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC.

In her statement to the police, the TV actor’s mother Soma Banerjee said, “I used to live with Pratyusha at her Kandivali flat. When (she and Rahul) would have fights, they would live separately. I counseled them not to fight so much and concentrate on their careers.

Rahul was earlier quizzed extensively by a team of the Mumbai Police. He was later hospitalised after he complained of chest pain and breathlessness.

The 24-year-old former ‘Balika Vadhu’ actress was found dead at her home on April 1 in a suspected case of suicide due to stress in her relationship with boyfriend Rahul. (ANI)