Pratyusha Banerjee was pregnant?


Speculation is rife that the ‘Balika Vadhu’ actress Pratyusha Banerjee was two months pregnant when she committed suicide at her Goregaon house by hanging herself from the ceiling fan .The actress’s live-in boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh was questioned by police in this regard. Rahul Raj said that everything was fine between them and they are planning to get hitched soon. The initial autopsy report of Pratyusha says she died due to asphyxiation and also strangulation marks were detected on the neck of her body.

A panel of forensic surgeons, including Dr Bale Patil and Dr Prashant Waghmare of Siddharth Postmortem Center at Goregaon, conducted the autopsy on Saturday, which lasted for over two hours.

According to sources attached to the center, "The deceased had applied sindoor. There was a tattoo on the nape of her neck with the name 'Rahul' and a heart engraved in it. There was a hesitation suicide cut on her left wrist (about 4-5 months old) made using a sharp weapon (perhaps a blade), indicating that Pratyusha might have attempted suicide in the past."

 "The body did not show any struggle or injury marks externally and internally. However, the stomach did contain some greenish fluid, which has been preserved for testing. Though the fluid did not have any peculiar smell, the stomach showed signs of erosion, which could be due to ingestion of drugs, alcohol or even medicine," said a surgeon.

The forensic surgeons also found, a whitish thick fluid, in the uterus, which is an indication of an early stage of pregnancy. Police Surgeon Dr SM Patil confirmed this. "The fluid has been preserved and sent for histopathology tests, to confirm pregnancy and to rule out infection within the uterus."

Dr Yogeshwar S Nandanwar, Professor and Head of the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, LTMG Medical College, said, "The presence of the fluid could indicate either early stage of pregnancy or infection. Usually, apart from the thickening of the endometrial wall, a sack is visible within four to five weeks if it's pregnancy, but if the sack is not seen, then only a histopathology test can confirm pregnancy."

The deceased’s blood samples, hair and nail clippings have been preserved and sent for DNA examination. The preliminary cause of death has been given as, "ligature over the neck with signs of asphyxia".

Police visited the crime scene again for added evidence.