Published On : Mon, Apr 25th, 2016

Public Prosecutor says early leads point to Pratyusha Banerjee having been murdered

In a new twist in the Pratyusha Banerjee death case, the Public Prosecutor claimed today, during the anticipatory bail plea hearing of Rahul Raj Singh, that early leads suggest the actress was murdered.
The Mumbai Police said that only after getting custody of Rahul could they could apply charges of murder.

The probe suggested that Rahul could have entered the building through the adjacent window, but wasted a good half an hour in calling the neighbour. During the investigations, it was also revealed that the dupatta wasn’t hanging but was kept aside. Also, no object was found using which Pratyusha could have climbed to reach the ceiling fan to commit suicide. In the meantime, the actor-producer has been granted anticipatory bail by Bombay High Court.

As per the last update on the case, the Bombay High Court had refused to transfer the case to the Crime Branch and had asked the Mumbai Police to report the progress made. The late actress’ mother Shoma Banerjee had filed a petition seeking a probe by the Crime Branch.

On April 1, 24-year-old Pratyusha, who shot to fame for her role as Anandi in Balika Vadhu, was found hanging inside her flat in suburban Goregaon in Mumbai.