Mumbai: The Bombay high court has decided to hear a recording of Pratyusha Banerjee’s last call to boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh after the public prosecutor claimed the TV actor hinted her suicide during the conversation. Pratyusha killed herself earlier this month and a case of abetment was filed against Rahul based on her mother’s complaint.
During the hearing of the case on Monday, justice Mridula Bhatkar of the Bombay HC decided to hear three-minute recording of her last call with Rahul Raj Singh. The public prosecutor claimed that the actor told Rahul during the phone call that she will commit suicide.
Media had earlier reported that according to a Forensic Science Laboratory report, Pratyusha was under the influence of alcohol at the time of her suicide. Reportedly, the 24-year-old actor was in debt and often used to drink.
The police’s investigation revealed that a day before the actor committed suicide, Rahul and Pratyusha had organised a party, which was attended by some friends. The day Pratyusha committed suicide, Rahul had yelled at her for consuming alcohol in the afternoon, said a police source.
On April 1, Pratyusha, who rose to fame for her role as Anandi in Balika Vadhu, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself inside her flat in suburban Goregaon. Two days later, a case under IPC sections 306 (abetment of suicide), 504, 506 (criminal intimidation), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of IPC was registered against Rahul following a complaint lodged by her parents.