Balasore: In a dazzling swing to the death case of TV on-screen actor Ranjit Patnaik alias Raja, Soro police on Tuesday detained actress Pralipta Priyadarshini Samal alias Jessy.
Jessy has been sent to judicial custody for 15 days after her bail request was rejected by the SDJM court.
“She (Jessy) has been detained under Section 306 of IPC for abetting the television actor’s demise,” Balasore SP Niti Sekhar declared here this evening.
“During investigation, we found evidence that instigating Raja leading the actor to take the extreme step. The actor committed suicide due to instigation or abetment. When we verified the background under what circumstances the incident happened, we found Jessy had taunted him in the vehicle they were travelling in on the fateful night,” Sekhar added.
Asked about the other two suspects in the case – driver Dhaneswar and event coordinator Pralay – the SP said no evidence of their role emerged during the interrogation.