Noted TV actor Pratyusha Bannerjee’s suicide has created ripples in the entertainment world.  The actor, who had come from a small town like Jamshedpur in Jharkhand state in 2010, had carved a niche for herself through her lead role in the TV soap, Balika Vadhu. She has also won laurels by participating in several other TV shows, including Big Boss 7 and Power Couple in which she had reportedly bagged cash prize of Rs 1 crore, which is said to be the bone of contention between her and her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh.
In fact, she was all set to marry off Rahul and had even had ordered for a wedding lehenga merely three days ahead of the fateful day, when she hanged herself from a ceiling fan and ended her life. Shocked by her sudden demise, one of her fans from Raipur, Madhu Mahanand also ended his life as she was unable to digest her untimely death. This shocking incident took place in front of the 2-year old son of Madhu. Confirming the sordid episode, inspector general of police (IGP) Raipur Range GP Singh revealed that the victim was a regular viewer of BalikaVadhu serial.
Police are still waiting to get reports like viscera, forensic report and chemical analysis and cyber report and CDR report to reach the final reason behind her death. Moreover, police are  keeping a close vigil on Rahul who is currently reported to be suffering from depression and undergoing treatment at a hospital in South Bombay. Every five or ten minutes a policeman in civil dress visits his room in the hospital as police is suspecting that he may escape the police net. In another twist, advocate Neeraj Gupta, who had been earlier fighting for Rahul, has now offered to fight for Pratyusha’s family in the court of law.
Though the exact reason is not yet known, it is said that the advocate realised later that he was on the wrong side of the bar as Rahul, who used to say that he was a bachelor, was actually a married man and even he was in touch with his ex-girlfriend Saloni Sharma despite his close proximity with Pratyusha. Sharma is said to have entered the flat in which Pratyusha used to live along with Rahul at least one occasion in the past. The reports suggest that Pratyusha used to have constant fight with Rahul over petty issues. While Pratyusha was not happy over the demand of money by her boyfriend, Rahul had accused her of her being a heavy drunker and had warned of her stopping consuming liquor on several occasions.
It is true that Pratyusha was not having any job for almost a year. Still it can’t be true if she was running short of money. Nevertheless she had a habit of borrowing petty amount from her domestic help, Renu Sinha. It was revealed by Sinha herself in a police statement.