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Bengali actor Swastika Mukherjee survives suicide bid, filmmaker questioned

entertainment Updated: May 27, 2014 14:52 IST
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Swastika Mukherjee


Bengali actor Swastika Mukherjee has survived an alleged suicide bid and is said to be out of danger now. On Sunday, the police detained noted filmmaker and theatre director Suman Mukhopadhyay for questioning in the case. He was let off later.

Police said Mukherjee was admitted to a hospital on Saturday morning with deep cuts on her left hand. She was discharged from hospital on Sunday after doctors conducted surgeries on her, including a plastic surgery.

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Police said Mukherjee and Mukhopadhyay checked in the hotel on Thursday and stayed in a room booked in the name of Mukherjee. CCTV footage of the hotel supports this version, claimed some officers.

Hotel authorities later found some broken glasses and broken beer bottles in Mukherjee's room.

Mukherjee, however, did not complain against anyone.

In fact, nobody -- including Swastika, Suman Mukhopadhyay, the hotel or the police -- is ready to come on record in the case.

Swastika's sister Ajopa Mukherjee said she was partying when she fell down. "She got injuries on her head and hand. She was holding a glass, pieces of which got into her arm as she fell," she said.

Meanwhile, speculation said it was a suicide attempt by the actor. Police summoned Mukhopadhyay on Sunday afternoon for questioning and detained him for 22 hours.

"Police tried to harass me," Mukhopadhyay told a television channel. Even a section of hotel staff said the police tried to pressure them to file a case against Mukhopadhyay.

A divorcee, the 33-year-old is known for films like Bye Bye Bangkok, Jaatishwar and Mishawr Rawhoshyo. She has also acted in Hindi film Mumbai Cutting. Reports also suggested that she will be starring opposite Sushant Singh Rajput in Dibakar Banerjee's Detective Byomkesh Bakshy.