Model commits suicide, boyfriend being questioned

A 28-year-old model-cum-actress allegedly committed suicide at her residence in suburban Goregaon when her boyfriend was in the house painting walls in another room, the police said.

Last Updated: Oct 29, 2010, 23:46 PM IST

Mumbai: A 28-year-old model-cum-actress
allegedly committed suicide at her residence in suburban
Goregaon when her boyfriend was in the house painting walls in
another room, the police said.

Fashion model Rinky Choudhary, who acted in a few films
and TV serials, was found hanging from the ceiling by her
boyfriend Sahil Malik at her Vallabh Society home`s kitchen
last evening, police said.
The police said they were not suspecting any foul play
as of now and the motive behind the suicide was not yet clear.

No suicide note was found, they said adding Sahil was
being questioned in this regard.

"Rinky, suffering from heart-related ailment, had been
residing alone in her flat near Oshiwara depot for the past
few years," said Surendra Paithankar, Senior Inspector at
Goregaon police station.

On Thursday evening, Sahil was at her residence painting
the bedroom walls. As the paint fumes were irritating Rinky,
Sahil told her to go to the kitchen, following which she went
there and bolted the door from inside, he added.

At around 6 pm, a courier delivery man came to her
residence with a letter addressed to Rinky when Sahil went to
the kitchen to inform her. But the actress did not respond,
after which Sahil called on her mobile phone but in vain.

"Suspecting something amiss, Sahil broke open the door
when he found her girlfriend hanging from the ceiling of the
kitchen. Sahil brought her to the hall where he splashed
water on her face. When she did not respond to that, he
informed the police about the incident," the officer said.
Rinky was taken to Siddharth Hospital where she was
declared dead on arrival, following which she was shifted to
Cooper Hospital for post mortem, he added.

"Preliminary medical examination has revealed ligature
marks around her neck as a result of the hanging," said
Paithankar.

Learning about the incident, Rinky`s family has left for
Mumbai from Kolkatta, he said.

Sahil said he had been in a relationship with Rinky for
past one year and was supposed to marry her soon, Paithankar
said.

"It is learnt that Sahil`s ex-girl friend, one Shyamli
Jain, who was also a model in the city but is currently
residing in Delhi, had objections to the marriage and had
started frequently calling up Rinky for the past few weeks,"
he said, adding Shyamli would be called for questioning too.

"Rinky`s mother Kanisha said her daughter was
suffering from some heart ailment and was depressed because of
that," he said.

A 37-year-old model Viveka Babji committed suicide at
her Bandra residence on June 28, this year.

PTI