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Close friendship with another woman led to marital discord, Bidisha’s husband admits

Assamese actor Bidisha Bezberuah allegedly committed suicide on Monday after finding about husband Nisheeth Jha’s extramarital affair.

gurgaon Updated: Jul 20, 2017 23:34 IST
Abhishek Behl
Abhishek Behl
Hindustan Times
Bidisha Bezberuah,Assamese actor,Bidisha
Nisheeth Jha being produced in court on Wednesday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)

Nisheeth Jha, husband of Assamese actor Bidisha Bezberuah who committed suicide on Monday, has reportedly admitted to the police that he had a close friendship with another woman, which made acute differences crop up in his married life.

Jha, who has been arrested on charges of abetment of suicide, revealed the same to police while he was on a one-day remand on Wednesday. Jha was arrested on Tuesday.

Bidisha was found hanging from the ceiling in her house on Monday evening. She was alleged to have ended life after coming to know of Jha’s affinity for another woman.

On Thursday, police produced Jha in the court, which sent him to 14-day judicial custody in Bhondsi jail.

During questioning, Jha revealed to police that he had a close friendship with another woman, which was not appreciated by Bidisha.

Jha also said that he and Bidisha had shifted to Gurgaon a week ago and had rented a flat with the help of a broker.

Jha had been to Mumbai for a few days and had been delaying his return to Gurgaon on some pretext or another, Bidisha’s father Aswini Bezbaruah told Hindustan Times on Wednesday.

Police said that on Tuesday, when Jha tried to call his wife, she did not pick the phone. When despite several calls, there was no response, he rang up the broker and asked him to check at the flat. The broker went to the flat and knocked the door several times, they said.

Upon finding no response from Bidisha, the broker called the security guard. When they broke the door open, they found the 28-year old actor hanging from the ceiling. The broker immediately alerted Jha and also the police.

Meanwhile, sources said that neighbours had seen Bidisha talking to several people in the lawn of the Sushant Aparment that day. She had also spoken to a guard in the apartment complex and reportedly asked for chemist shops in the neighbourhood. Aswini Bezbaruah too told Hindustan Times that Bidisha had called him on Monday evening, and asked her to arrange for a divorce, as she had lost all faith in Jha.

The police have recovered Jha’s mobilephone and laptop, and are scanning the call detail records, and social media accounts of the couple to get more information about the situation that forced Bidisha to take the extreme step.

“The case is being probed from all angles and all efforts are being made to establish why Bidisha committed suicide,” said Deepak Saharan, deputy commissioner of police (east).

“We are verifying social media platforms of the couple and trying to get more details in the case. The police team will probe the case from all possible angles and also investigate if there are more reasons behind the suicide,” Saharan said.

First Published: Jul 20, 2017 23:34 IST