Pratyusha Banerjee, better known as Anandi for her role in popular TV serial Balika Vadhu, was found dead in her suburban home on Friday at around 5 pm. Her body was found hanging from the fan with a dupatta by Pratyusha’s boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh and their cook. She was declared dead at Kokilaben Hospital in Andheri (west) late on Friday evening. The body has been sent to Cooper Hospital for post-mortem.


According to reports, Pratyusha took this drastic step due to mounting financial pressures over the last year. While some friends claim that she suffered a bout of depression after she recently separated from her boyfriend of two years, others claim that the two had secretly tied the knot after their parents disapproved of their live-in relationship.