Pratyusha Banerjee Suicide: Bombay HC Adjourns Rahul Raj Singh's Anticipatory Bail Plea Till 25 April

18/04/2016 4:44 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 2: Rahul Raj Singh, boyfriend of Indian TV actor Pratyusha Banerjee, at hospital after she allegedly committed suicide on Friday, on April 2, 2016 in Mumbai, India. Soma Banerjee blamed Rahul Raj Singh for her daughter's death. Rahul Raj Singh, the boyfriend of popular TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee, was quizzed after she allegedly committed suicide at her Bangur Nagar residence in suburban Goregaon. Pratyusha was found hanging at her house in Mumbai. The actress was rushed to the Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Andheri but could not survive. Pratyusha was best known for her debut role in Balika Vadhu. Thereafter, she shifted to reality shows and participated in Bigg Boss 7. Her last outing on TV was in Sasural Simar Ka. (Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

MUMBAI -- The Bombay High Court on Monday adjourned the anticipatory bail plea of deceased actor Pratyusha Banerjee's boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh till 25 April.

Rahul has been asked to appear before the Bangur Nagar Police Station on 23 April.

Meanwhile, Rahul's father has written to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis alleging that some people are trying to sabotage the probe in the case.

Rejecting his bail plea earlier, the High Court had observed that Pratyusha was abused several times, adding it cannot be said that he neither abetted nor instigated her to commit suicide.

The sessions' court had earlier stated the matter should be thoroughly investigated in the light of accusations against Rahul, adding that it was not possible in his absence as the police will find it difficult to collect the best possible evidence.

On 7 April, a Mumbai sessions court had rejected Rahul's anticipatory bail application, following which he filed a plea in the High Court.

Rahul was granted an interim relief from arrest for a week by the Bombay High Court on 12 April.

An FIR was registered against the producer-actor, who was in a live-in relationship with Pratyusha after her mother Soma alleged that he had abetted and instigated the suicide.

24-year-old Pratyusha, who shot to fame for her role as Anandi in Balika Vadhu, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself inside her flat in suburban Goregaon on 1 April.

Two days later, a case under Sections 306 (abetment of suicide), 504, 506 (criminal intimidation), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the IPC was registered against Rahul following a complaint lodged by Pratyusha's parents.

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