Actor Rahul Raj Singh, who has been booked in a molestation case in Amboli , has been in the news since his girlfriend Pratyusha Banerjee committed suicide in April this year. His only link to fame is his relationship with the late actor. Singh was booked for abetment. The case is currently in court and charges have been framed in the case. Here are the five things we know about Singh and the Pratyusha suicide case:
1 The Mumbai police have filed a 711 page charge sheet in television actress Pratyusha Banerjee suicide abetment case against Singh. Banerjee committed suicide on April 1 after which a case was registered against Singh, an actor-producer. Singh and Banerjee were in a live-in relationship and stayed at a Goregaon apartment. Singh is currently out on anticipatory bail in the case.
2 During the investigation, the police recorded statement of Singh’s former girlfriend Saloni Sharma. She told police that she had loaned Rahul Rs30 lakh and he cheated her of the money. She admitted to hitting Pratyusha in self-defence over a month before her suicide.
3 In the charge sheet, the police recorded statements of a fashion designer who said Singh scored cocaine from her after Banerjee committed suicide. The police also attached statement of a doctor whom Banerjee approached to abort her pregnancy. Another statement is of the psychiatrist who told the police that she had set up an appointment with him a couple of days before she ended her life.
4 Banerjee’s parents wrote to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, accusing the Bangur Nagar police of going soft on Singh. They demanded the case be transferred to crime branch for a murder probe and filed a similar petition before the high court. However, the petition did not get any assent from the court for the transfer of investigation.
5 A few months ago, Heer Patel, a model and actor, filed a case against Singh accusing him of duping her. Patel alleged Singh took Rs 25 lakh from her on pretext of making a movie in 2011. He allegedly promised to cast her as the lead actress in the movie. Convinced, she gave the money. However, the movie was never made. The Bombay high court granted him interim relief in the cheating case.