Mumbai Police, on Tuesday registered an abetment of suicide case against Pratyusha Banerjee's boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh.
Rahul Raj Singh. Pic/PTI
The case was filed at Bangur Nagar Police station by Pratyusha's mother, Soma Banerjee.
Rahul Raj is booked under section 306 (Abetment of suicide), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of Indian Penal code.
TV producer Rahul Raj Singh, currently in hospital, was booked after police registered an FIR based on a complaint filed by Banerjee's mother Soma at Bangurnagar Police Station. He has been booked under IPC sections related to abetment of suicide, voluntarily causing hurt and criminal intimidation, among others, a police official said.
Police declined to divulge details regarding the investigation that led to registration of the FIR. They suspect Singh was in relationship with another woman about which the deceased was depressed.
Earlier Rahul Raj Singh was on Sunday hospitalised after he complained of breathing problems while he was being questioned by police for the second day in connection with her alleged suicide even as sleuths searched her house for evidence. (Read more)
On Monday, he was shifted to the general ward, his lawyer Neeraj Gupta said, adding his client was in trauma and depressed following the death of Banerjee.
As part of their probe, police spoke to several people, including the common friends of Singh and Banerjee, their close relatives, friends, neighbours and domestic helps. Police are awaiting the viscera report of the actress.
Pratyusha, 24, had committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan of her home in suburban Goregaon on Friday evening, sending shockwaves in the glam and entertainment world.