It’s been almost two weeks since��Pratyusha Banerjee’s suicide made headlines, yet the investigations and daily��revelations are making this one of the murkiest and shocking incidents of 2016. ��One of the latest updates on the case is that Banerjee’s maid has claimed the actress’ boyfriend would physically abuse the actress.
As reported by Pinkvilla, Banerjee’s��maid has come forward to make a��statement against Singh, strengthening the argument that he abused and tortured Banerjee to the point that she had no choice but to resort to suicide. It is also��stated��that when Banerjee��mentioned marriage, Singh would avoid the topic.
Renu Singh, who had worked for��the 24 year-old��television actress��for three months at her home, revealed,��”When Rahul [Singh]��was out, she��would narrate her ordeal to me. She would show me the injuries she got from Rahul�۪s beatings. They would mostly fight over money matters. Rahul would often ask her for Rs 50,000 to 1 lakh even when she did not have the money. Rahul would also suspect her and doubt her. Pratyusha [Banerjee]�۪s previous relationship with a businessman was another reason for many of their fights.”
Renu Singh even��claims it was because of Banerjee-Singh’s tumultuous relationship that she ended up losing��her job.
Speaking of an incident involving��Rahul Raj Singh’s former girlfriend, Saloni Sharma, Singh added, “After letting herself in, she [Saloni Sharma] had a fight with Pratyusha and Rahul. Pratyusha thought Saloni got the key from me. I don’t know how she got it. I quit the job then and did not even get paid.”
After many witness reports and statements were taken from Pratyusha’s friends and family, Banerjee’s long-time boyfriend, Rahul Raj Singh, booked under a charge of abetment of suicide. The situation worsened for the television producer-actor when the sessions court rejected his anticipatory bail plea.
Along with the readers, we at BizAsia also��hope the mystery surrounding Banerjee’s��death��can be resolved soon.
By Nish Misra