New Delhi: When television actress Pratyusha Banerjee was found hanging from the ceiling fan in her suburban Mumbai apartment on 1 April, it was Rahul Raj Singh, her live-in partner, TV producer and actor who rushed the Balika Vadhu actress to hospital.
After two days, Mumbai police had filed cases against Rahul under sections 306 (abetment of suicide), 504 and 506 (criminal intimidation) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal.
On 7th of April, Rahul’s petition for anticipatory bail was rejected by a Mumbai sessions court following which he filed an appeal in the High Court.
The High Court then on 12th of April granted him interim relief, stating that the police won’t be able to arrest him for at least a week’s time.
In his anticipatory bail application, Rahul had claimed that Pratyusha's parents had filed the FIR against him just two days after the actress’suicide. He alleged that her parents had been influenced by certain people to make this statement.
Rahul further put his plea forward saying Pratyusha hadn’t left any suicide note behind, naming him for the extreme step she had taken and that there were no marks on her body, other than the ligature wound.
The ‘relief’ granted by the HC to Rahul however, ends today, as his bail plea comes up for a hearing.
Earlier, the doctors of JJ hospital had confirmed that TV actor Pratyusha Banerjee was pregnant and had probably undergone an abortion not long before her alleged suicide on April 2.