Tunisha Sharma Death Case: Co-Actor Sheezan Khan Sent to 4-Day Police Custody

Tunisha Sharma, who starred in Ali Baba: Dastaan-E-Kabul, was found dead on a TV show's set on 24 December.

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Tunisha Sharma Death Case: Co-Actor Sheezan Khan Sent to 4-Day Police Custody

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Sheezan Mohammed Khan, co-actor of TV star Tunisha Sharma - who allegedly died by suicide on Saturday (24 December) on the set of a TV show in Vasai in Maharashtra's Palghar district - was arrested after a case of abetment to suicide was registered against him, reports quoted police as saying. He was taken to court on Sunday and he has been sent to a four-day police custody, as per a report by ANI.

What is the police saying? Tunisha Sharma's post-mortem was conducted in JJ Hospital, Naigaon on Sunday, 25 December, police said.

"The autopsy was conducted till 4:30 am and 4-5 police personnel were also present," officials reportedly said.

Chandrakant Jadhav, ACP, Mumbai police, was quoted by ANI as saying, "Tunisha Sharma used to work as an actress in a TV show. She & Sheezan Khan had a love affair. They had a break-up 15 days ago, after which Tunisha died by suicide on the sets of her show".

He was further quoted as saying, "As of now, the investigation is underway. The accused Sheezan's & the deceased's phones have been seized. There's no angle of any other affair, blackmailing or 'Love Jihad' as of now".


What happened on the set of the show? The 20-year-old actor was found dead on the sets. The shooting crew took her to a hospital at around 1:30 am, where she was declared dead.

Tunisha Sharma's colleagues claimed she had died by suicide, but the police reportedly conducted an investigation on the spot and said no suicide note was recovered. They said they will investigate her death for both murder and suicide.

Why was Sheezan arrested? Sheezan was arrested after Tunisha's mother filed a complaint of abetment of suicide against him.

Tunisha has worked in shows like Ali Baba: Dastaan-E-Kabul, Ishq Subhan Allah, Gabbar Poonchwala, Sher-e-Punjab: Maharaja Ranjit Singh and Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat.

The actor also appeared in Bollywood movies including Fitoor, Baar Baar Dekho, Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh and Dabangg 3.

(If you feel suicidal or know someone in distress, please reach out to them with kindness and call these numbers of local emergency services, helplines, and mental health NGOs)

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