The Bombay High Court on Wednesday admitted a writ petition filed by the parents of television actor Pratyusha Banerjee, who committed suicide earlier this month, seeking that the probe in the case be transferred to the crime branch.
Banerjee’s parents mentioned their plea before a division bench on Wednesday afternoon and the bench is likely to take it up for consideration on Thursday. The petitioners’ counsel advocate KT Thomas claimed before HC that the ongoing probe into Bannerjee’s suicide was “misleading” and that the police seemed to be in “collusion” with Banerjee’s boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh, the accused in the case.
Thomas also submitted that even though Banerjee’s parents had alleged that Singh was responsible for their daughter’s suicide, the police registered an FIR against Singh only two days later. “A young girl ended her life. Her distraught parents deserve a fair probe,” advocate Thomas said.
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