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Pratyusha Banerjee Was Forced Into Prostitution By Boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh, Says Her Lawyer

Chilling new details have emerged in the Pratyusha Banerjee suicide case.

04/11/2016 11:34 AM IST | Updated 04/11/2016 11:37 AM IST
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Actress Pratyusha Banerjee, best-remembered for her role in Balika Vadhu, committed suicide on April 1 by hanging herself from the ceiling fan in her Oshiwara apartment.

Her boyfriend, Rahul Raj Singh, was arrested for abetment of suicide but is currently out on bail.

Now, a transcript of what was supposedly her last conversation with Rahul has been accessed by Mumbai Mirror.

According to the tabloid, Pratyusha is heard saying, ""B******d man.. I f**k so hard.. In my life i f**k so hard... for everything... I had not come here to sell myself... I had come here to act... to work. And where are you putting me today.. Rahul, you have no idea how bad I am feeling right now."

She adds, "You are selfish... you are spoiling my name. People are talking about me... my mom and dad are termed ghatiya. Rahul, it's over. I am over. Mar gayi mein (I am dead)". Rahul is heard asking her not to "do anything". He tells her he will be home in half an hour, upon which Pratyusha says, "Everything will be over in half an hour."

Neeraj Gupta, the lawyer for Pratyusha's parents Soma and Shankar Banerjee told the paper that it is clear that the actress was forced into prostitution by Rahul, who wanted to make money out of it.

"This conversation happened between Rahul and Partyusha just before her death. In this conversation, it is very clear that she was forced into prostitution by Rahul, as later on in the same phone call she has used the word 'prostitution'," he told Mumbai Mirror.

On the other hand, Rahul has defended himself from the allegations. "She was telling me that her mom and dad wanted her to earn money anyhow, and she was complaining about them. She had no money and I was supporting her," he said.

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