Pratyusha Banerjee suicide: Rahul Raj Singh files anticipatory bail plea; lawyer quits

The lawyer had earlier added that Rahul is not in the condition to be interrogated by the police. 

Last Updated: Apr 06, 2016, 15:49 PM IST
Pratyusha Banerjee suicide: Rahul Raj Singh files anticipatory bail plea; lawyer quits
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New Delhi: The curious case of Pratyusha Banerjee's alleged suicide has taken yet another twist, after boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh's lawyer Neeraj Gupta backed off. According to ANI, Rahul's lawyer in the case has called it quits.

Rahul was yesterday booked for abetment of suicide, and case has been registered at the Bangur Nagar police station under Sections 306 (abetment of suicide), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC.  Earlier, Rahul's lawyer had said that he will approach court after going through FIR filed by Pratyusha's mother who claimed that Rahul used to beat his daughter.

Gupta claimed that his Rahul was hiding crucial facts from him in the case, reportedly. The lawyer had earlier also added that Rahul is not in the condition to be interrogated by the police.

Rahul has now filed an anticipatory bail application in the Dindoshi Court of Mumbai, and the matter will be heard tomorrow. The Mumbai Police investigating the suicide of Pratyusha yesterday registered a case of abetment to suicide against Rahul. He continues to be in the hospital for alleged hypertension. 

In her statement to the police, the TV actor's mother Soma Banerjee said, "I used to live with Pratyusha at her Kandivali flat. When (she and Rahul) would have fights, they would live separately. I counseled them not to fight so much and concentrate on their careers.

Rahul was earlier quizzed extensively by a team of the Mumbai Police. He was later hospitalised after he complained of chest pain and breathlessness.

Pratyusha was found hanging from the ceiling of her residence in Goregaon on April 1, Friday.

(With ANI inputs)