Pratyusha suicide: Boyfriend’s lawyer quits case

Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) In a surprise development, lawyer Neeraj Gupta representing actor-director Rahul Raj Singh, who is accused of abetment to suicide of television star Pratyusha Banerjee, exited from the case here on Wednesday.

Gupta has claimed Singh concealed certain crucial details of the case, and this prompted him to listen to his conscience and leave the case.

Singh has contended that he had no role to play in Pratyusha’s suicide. He filed an application for an anticipatory bail before the Dindoshi court On Wednesday, a day after Bangur Nagar police slapped him with abetment to suicide and other counts.

The police action followed a complaint and a fresh statement by Pratyusha’s mother Soma Banerjee that Singh used to assault her daughter.

Pratyusha committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her Goregaon residence last Friday (April 1).

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