As shocking as the news it, it is true!
Pratyusha Banerjee, who enacted the role of our beloved Anandi on the popular TV series Balika Vadhu, was found hanged to death in her sub-urban apartment on 1st April 2016.
Police found her body hanging from the ceiling fan, and when rushed to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, she was declared dead. As per the reports, it’s a case of alleged suicide.
Her family is bitterly grieving over the loss of their child, and her long-time boyfriend, Rahul Raj Singh, has become the centre of all the speculations and controversies. They were about to get married.
However, Singh told the media,
“We used to stay in a 2 bedroom flat. We had two keys; one key was with Pratyusha and the other was with me. When I entered the bedroom, I found Pratyusha hanging from the ceiling. I got very scared. Immediately, I called the neighbours and with their help, I took her to Kokilaben Hospital. We assumed that she was alive, but she was not. I got so scared that I did not inform the police. It was the hospital authorities who informed them. After the doctor’s declaration, I called up Pratyusha’s family members and few of our close friends.”
Even her Whatsapp status read, “Marke Bhi Muh Na Tuzse Modana”- which no one thought would turn into reality!
Meanwhile, her boyfriend, Rahul Raj Singh, was rushed to the hospital after continuous chest pains and breathlessness. Earlier, he disappeared after admitting her into the hospital;, but emerged with a statement and constant cooperation.
All of her family, friends and entertainment industry attended the funeral at the Oshiwara Crematorium. As seen, she was dressed as a newlywed bride. Many actors and stars took to social media platforms, and expressed their shock.
We will miss you Anandi! #RIPPratyushaBanerjee