Pratyusha’s parents demand CBI probe; flay Mumbai police

By: | Updated: 08 Jun 2016 11:32 AM

New Delhi: Parents of television actor Pratyusha Banerjee, who died in April, on Tuesday said they will launch a signature campaign in her home town Jamshedpur to garner support for a CBI probe into her “pre-planned cold-blooded murder”.

Alleging tardy pace of investigation by Mumbai police into the actor’s death, Shankar Banerjee and Soma Banerjee said, “We demand a CBI probe into Pratyusha’s murder to unearth the truth.

“Pratyusha’s boyfriend, Rahul Raj, who was booked for abetment of suicide and criminal intimidation in connection with her death, how come he is roaming scot-free?” questioned the parents of the deceased.

They will be launching a signature campaign to garner support for CBI probe into the matter. The campaign will take place at Bata Chowk in Sakchi market from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.

“We will meet Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das and the Chairperson of Women Commission in Ranchi on Thursday in support of the demand,” they said.

“He (Rahul) has cheated and looted nine girls,” said Pratyusha’s father, stating that they have been gathering evidences against Rahul and succeeded to some extent.

On April 1, the 24-year-old actress, who shot to fame for her role of Anandi in the hit TV series “Balika Vadhu”, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself inside her flat at Goregoan area of western suburbs.

Police are trying to ascertain whether Pratyusha was in financial trouble or had any dispute with Rahul.

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First Published: 08 Jun 2016 11:32 AM
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