Pratyusha and I mutually decided to abort the baby, Rahul Raj Singh


Rahul Raj Singh, who was accused of abetting Pratyusha Banerjee’s suicide has come open about various facts of the actress’s life and also spoke in length about Pratyusha’s pregnancy and mutually aborting the child.

Rahul Raj Singh while speaking to TOI, spills the beams about Pratyusha’s abortion, “After she told me that she had missed her periods, we went to the doctor for the pregnancy test. However, we mutually decided to abort it since we were not married and only living in together. I went with her to the doctor for the abortion, but since there was a long waiting, she told me to leave. I, in fact, went the following day to the same doctor to get medicines prescribed for her.

We decided to terminate the pregnancy thinking about our future as we were planning to get married in November. The post-mortem reports may have come out the very next day. Why are they talking about it now? Someone has circulated a recording claiming it to be hers where she speaks about the reason behind committing suicide, but those who knew Pratyusha will vouch that it wasn't her. The allegations don't matter to me. I don't want to comment on this”.

The ‘Balika Vadhu’ actress was found hanging at her Goregaon residence on April 1 where she lived with her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh. Pratyusha’s parents filed complaint against Rahul and they strongly believed that their daughter was murdered by Rahul and dissatisfied with Mumbai police investigation, they seek for CBI investigation.

Speaking about taking charges of the actress’s credit and debit cards, Rahul Raj said, “Everything has been presented to the court and the truth will be revealed in due course. She didn't have a joint account with me. All the accounts were with her mother. In fact, I was the first one to open her solo account because she never had anything of her own. She wouldn't have any answer to my questions. I even got her Aadhaar card made. She didn't even have a passport. She has done well for herself, then how come she didn't have a single property in her name? She was in depression and had several loans on her name before I entered her life.

Her EMIs were not paid on time either. A 23-year-old couldn't handle that pressure. I knew her for eight months and it was too less a time to get into someone's personal zone. We started staying together three months ago. That's when I learnt about the financial stress and depression she was going through. I even spoke to her parents two days before the incident. They never said anything against me in their first statement. If I was torturing their daughter, they would have accused me of her death first. They are doing it under the influence of people around them. I won't do that two days later as an afterthought. I want them to be with me, who they considered their son, during this difficult time. I still can't believe that she is no more. I have also been accused of being a father to a nine-year-old kid. I demand proof. Time will tell who is in the right”.

Recalling April 1 incident, Rahul Raj said, “Pratyusha, I and a common friend partied and chatted the night away. The latter left at 8.30 am on April 1. We decided to eat out. If we had cooked at home that day, the incident wouldn't have taken place. When I got up, Pratyusha went for a shower and started drinking again. She had a drinking problem. I told her to stop drinking so much. I left to get food later. On returning home, I rang the bell and it was turned off. My key didn't work since it was double locked. I banged the door. When there was no response, I started calling her and dropped messages. I went down to get the locksmith to make duplicate keys. In the meantime, our neighbour's domestic held reached out to me and I requested him to jump over to my balcony from his and open the double lock from inside. The first thing I saw after entering the home was Pratyusha hanging from the fan. I immediately rushed towards her and placed her legs on my shoulders. The locksmith cut her dupatta. I splashed water on her face, started pumping her chest and gave her mouth-to-mouth to revive her. I immediately lifted her, carried her down and sat in the car besides her. I was restless and jumped every signal possible”.