Autopsy Confirms Actor Arya Banerjee's Death Not Case of Homicide

The actor-model was found dead in her house in Kolkata on Friday, 11 December.

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Model and actor Arya Banerjee.

The post-mortem report of actor-model Arya Banerjee has confirmed that her death was not a case of 'homicide', as per a report by IANS. Banerjee, aged 35, was the daughter of late sitarist Pandit Nikhil Banerjee. She was found dead in her house in Kolkata on Friday, 11 December.

Kolkata Police Joint Commissioner (crime) Murlidhar Sharma told IANS that the actor was suffering from cirrhosis of liver. "It is not a case of homicide. Alcohol was found in her stomach at the time of death", he said.

As per sources in the Kolkata Police, the actor was found dead in her bedroom on Friday. She used to live alone at her Jodhpur Park residence. "The maid, Chandana Das, came to her place on Friday and tried calling Arya on both her cell phone numbers. One of them was switched off and the other went unanswered despite repeated attempts. The maid then informed the neighbours, who also tried to reach Arya but in vain. Finally, the police were called in", an official said.

Sources also said that the Kolkata Police's homicide section and forensic department collected samples from Arya Banerjee's place. After an initial investigation, nothing was found to be homicidal in nature.

Arya Banerjee made her debut with Dibakar Banerjee’s Love Sex Aur Dhokha in 2010 and later acted in The Dirty Picture in 2011. She also did a course at Anupam Kher’s acting school and took on several modelling assignments while she was in Mumbai.

(With inputs from IANS)

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