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Assamese actress had asked father to arrange for divorce, suspected infidelity

Bidisha, who had recently acted in Jagga Jasoos, was found hanging from her apartment on Monday evening. Police have arrested her husband Nisheeth Jha on charges of abetment to suicide. Jha was produced in court on Wednesday. He has been remanded to one day police custody

gurgaon Updated: Jul 20, 2017 10:21 IST
Abhishek Behl
Abhishek Behl
hindustan times
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Popular Assamese actress Bidisha Bezbaruah was found hanging in her flat in Gurgaon. Her husband has been arrested for alleged abetment to suicide. (HT Photo)

Assamese actress Bidisha Bezbaruah, who committed suicide at her Sushant Lok apartment on Monday, had asked her father to arrange for divorce a day earlier.

Twenty-eight-year-old Bidisha, who had a love marriage with Nisheeth Jha, was reportedly distressed by the fact that he had not come to Gurgaon from Mumbai for the last 12 days on one pretext or the other, her father Aswini Bezbaruah said.

The couple had taken transfer from Mumbai in June and had rented a house in Gurgaon’s Sushant Apartment.

Bidisha, who had recently acted in Jagga Jasoos, was found hanging from her apartment on Monday evening. Police have arrested her husband Nisheeth Jha on charges of abetment to suicide. Jha was produced in court on Wednesday. He has been remanded to one day police custody, said Ravinder Kumar, Gurgaon Police, public relations officer.

“On Sunday, Bidisha had sent me a message on WhatsApp that I should arrange for a divorce as she had reached a dead end in her marriage. I tried to convince her that she should try to rebuild the relationship but she told me that she had lost all faith and trust because of Nisheeth,” said the father, who is a writer and former banker.

The parents of the deceased stay in Guwahati, and her brother works as an engineer in Pune.

Bezbaruah alleged that the immediate reason for Bidisha to take the extreme step was that Nisheeth, who had gone to Mumbai just for two to three days had not returned even after 12 days.

“On the fateful day, I spoke to Nisheeth after Bidisha told me to arrange for divorce. I asked him to catch the first flight to Gurgaon and meet Bidisha but he did not go asking for more time and the result was her suicide,” Bezbaruah told HT.

Bezbaruah also alleged that his daughter had found out that Nisheeth had an affair with his colleague in Mumbai. “He knew her even prior to knowing Bidisha and continued the relationship. Bidisha came to know about it in January. Despite his promise that he would stop all this, Nisheeth continued in the affair,” he said.

“Everything was fine till January, when Bidisha came to know about the alleged affair and their relationship took a nosedive after that, and ultimately resulted in the suicide,” said the father.

First Published: Jul 19, 2017 23:45 IST