Indian model and actress Sara Khan has revealed that her friend, actress Pratyusha Banerjee had tried to commit suicide twice in the past two months. Banerjee was found hanging in her room on 1 April and was rushed to Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Andheri, Mumbai, where she was pronounced dead.
"Piyu [Pratyusha Banerjee] tried committing suicide twice in the last two months. My maid, who used to work at her place earlier, told me a few days ago that she had tried to consume poison once, and on another occasion, had tried to jump out from her balcony," Khan said, according to Times of India. "Both times, the maid managed to save her, but she quit the job because she was unable to handle the stress," she said.
The above image was the last one posted by Banerjee on her Instagram account. She captioned it: Last pic before we enter the power couple house... Wont be uploading pics for a very long time ... So wish me n rahul luck n miss us.. Lots of Love to all our friends ... Ll miss u all tooooooo❤️... May the best couple win..."
According to the newspaper, Khan also claimed that the 24-year-old actress and her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh's relationship was in turmoil. Another daily, the Indian Express earlier reported that Banerjee's close friend Kamya Punjabi had also claimed that the actress was not happy in her relationship.
"She constantly asked Rahul when they would tie the knot and sometimes even wore sindoor [a cosmetic powder applied by Hindu married women on their forehead]. She had even kept her wedding joda [wedding gown] ready," Khan said.
"There was too much tension between them, as Rahul would constantly comment on her previous relationships. That would affect her. Recently his ex-girlfriend Saloni had come to their house and they had a showdown," she said.
On 2 April, actress Punjabi said that the cause of her death has not yet been determined. "We don't know whether it is suicide or not. But there were injury marks on her nose and cheeks. Now whether is it is suicide or not is something that police will disclose."
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