Pratyusha’s parents launch campaign seeking support for CBI probe

Demanding a CBI probe into the death of their daughter Pratyusha Banerjee, the late actress’ parents launched a campaign to garner support in favour of their demand. Shankar Banerjee and Soma Banerjee held a public rally at Bata Chowk in Sakchi market in their hometown, Jamshedpur on Wednesday, June 8.

The campaign received good response as over 1000 people signed in favour of their demand. "Till now, more than 1000 people have signed on the banner supporting our demand for a CBI probe into the death of Pratyusha," her father Sankar Banerjee said.

Mr Banerjee expressed his satisfaction over the response and added, “There is no space left in the banner but people are still putting their signature on it." He was accompanied by his wife Soma and other relatives.

The campaign began at 5 PM and continued till 8 PM. The campaign was followed by another online campaign where around 700 people have already shown their support for a CBI probe.

"We have lost everything and it is now the people and media support that could help meet our demand. But if it fails to evoke any positive response, we will be left with no option but to seek euthanasia," the father of 'Balika Vadhu' fame actress said.

Pratyusha allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her Goregaon residence in Mumbai. The city’s Bangur Nagar Police which is investigating the case, has book Pratyusha’s boyfriend actor-producer Rahul Raj Singh for abetting her suicide. Based on a complaint filed by Pratyusha’s parents, the police registered the case under Indian Penal Code sections 306 (abetment of suicide), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation).

Mr Banerjee said they would meet Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das and Jharkhand Women's Commission Chairperson tomorrow at Ranchi to seek their support for CBI support to unearth the mystery behind Pratyusha's death.

Last month, they also met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh requesting him to transfer the case to CBI, alleging tardy pace of investigation by the Mumbai Police.