Mumbai, Apr 11: Television producer Rahul Raj Singh, accused of abetting suicide of his actress girlfriend Pratyusha Banerjee, today approached the Bombay High Court seeking pre-arrest bail. On April 7, a sessions court here had rejected Rahul's anticipatory bail application, following which the producer filed a plea in the high court.
Rahul's bail plea is likely to be heard tomorrow. On April 1, 24-year-old Pratyusha, who shot to fame for her role as Anandi in hit TV series "Balika Vadhu", allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself inside her flat in suburban Goregaon.
Two days later, a case under IPC sections 306 (abetment of suicide), 504, 506 (criminal intimidation), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of IPC was registered against Rahul following a complaint lodged by the actress's parents. Rahul, in his anticipatory bail application, claimed that Pratyusha's parents did not make any allegation against him in their first statement to police.
He said they filed the FIR against him after two days of the suicide incident, as they got influenced by certain people who were against Pratyusha's relations with him (Rahul). Rahul said Pratyusha had not left behind any suicide note blaming him for her death, and also that there were no marks on her body other than the ligature wound.