Mumbai: Actor Pratyusha Banerjee who rose to fame with popular TV serial Balika Vadhu on Friday committed suicide, according to Mumbai police. She hung herself from the ceiling of her suburban residence.
She was also a contestant on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 and was one of the participants of Bigg Boss 7 on Colors. She has worked in Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya (TV series) in 2014 and was last seen in Hum Hain Na as the main female lead.
Pratyusha died in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Ambani Hospital, where she was taken after allegedly hanging herself at home.
Mumbai Police spokesperson Dhananjay Kulkarni said they have received a report on the actress’ death from the hospital and that the police will now be investigating.
Pratyusha allegedly killed herself over difficulties in her personal life. In January this year, Pratyusha alleged that she had been molested by some men dressed as police personnel.
A lot of TV celebs are currently at the hospital according to reports. Gurmeet Choudhary along with wife Debina Bonnerjee were spotted outside Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Andheri. Even Sara Khan, Pooja Banerjee, Smita Bansal, Jay Bhanushali and Mahi Vij are among the few who are at the hospital at the moment.