Mother of 24-year-old TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee, who was found dead at her residence in Mumbai in mysterious circumstances, on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking to cancel anticipatory bail granted by the Bombay high court to actor-producer Rahul Raj Singh. Rahul is Pratyusha’s boyfriend and was booked for abetment of suicide by the Mumbai Police.
The plea was mentioned before a vacation bench of justices AM Sapre and Ashok Bhushan who fixed the matter for hearing on May 30. Counsel appearing for Pratyusha’s mother Soma Banerjee said Rahul should be taken into custody as the investigation is still on in the case and there is likelihood that evidence could be tampered by him.
In the petition filed before the apex court, her mother sought custodial interrogation of Rahul contending that there were several deep injury marks on the body of the deceased. The HC had on April 25 granted anticipatory bail to Rahul who has denied the allegations levelled against him.
The police had earlier filed a report before the HC in which it had alleged that Rahul, who was staying with Pratyusha at a flat in Goregaon in Mumbai, used to assault her and borrow money from her.
The Balika Vadhu’ fame actress was found hanging at her residence in Goregaon on April 1 and was rushed to a hospital by Rahul in Andheri where she was declared dead.