Two days after TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee was found dead at her residence, her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh’s father Harshwardhan has said that Pratyusha had money troubles and had taken a loan of Rs. 50 lakh for her parents.
“Pratyusha had come to Ranchi. She told me she wanted to get married to Rahul… Pratyusha had said she wanted to file a case against her parents. She never had any bank account. It was joint account and her money was being handled by her parents,” Harshwardhan said.
“All her money was taken by her parents. She had taken loan for more than Rs. 50 lakh for her parents. She was under pressure because of this. Financiers used to call her. I used to send money to Pratyusha, sometimes Rs. 10,000. If she was earning well then why did she go bankrupt,” he added.
Speculation was rife that Pratyusha was two months pregnant at the time of her death. This was, however, scotched by the investigating officer, who said they have not received any report by the doctors which suggest that the actress was pregnant.
“She wasn’t pregnant because the doctors have not informed the police verbally or in writing about it. Her viscera report which will come in a month will give a proper analysis. If there is any pregnancy indication in that report, then we will ask Rahul and her friends about it,” an investigating officer said.
Police said that Pratyusha and Rahul’s common friends told them that the couple were planning to get married on April 14, on the auspicious occasion of Bengali New Year.
Taking the investigation further after police launched a probe in the suicide case on Saturday, cops are planning to reach out to friends (particularly males) of Pratyusha who in the past may have had tiffs with the actress.
“We will further check Facebook and Twitter accounts of Rahul and Pratyusha and would also inquire with their common friends with regard to the case,” a police official said in Mumbai.