Pratyusha Banerjee Death Case : Parents Seek Rajnath’s Intervention


Mumbai : Expressing disappointment over investigation by Mumbai Police into the demise of TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee, her folks have composed a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking an investigation an union agency into the case, police sources said yesterday.

The two-page letter, written in Hindi, has asked for the Minister to hand over the investigation into Pratyusha’s demise to the “CBI” as the investigation performed by police so far looks “suspicious”.

The 24-year-old “Balika Vadhu” actress allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence on April 1 but her father Shankar and mother Soma have alleged their daughter was murdered. Pratyusha’s boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh, a TV producer, was booked for abetment of suicide and criminal intimation, among other charges.

Despite the police having adequate material in the form of call data record (CDR), statements of witnesses, site ‘panchanama’ (spot report) as well as their own case against Rahul, they have failed to register a murder case, the parents said. In the past one year, Rahul withdrew more than Rs 30 lakh from the bank accounts of Pratyusha.

The TV producer and his former girlfriend Saloni Sharma cheated their deceased daughter, they said.