Did Rahul Raj Singh Force Pratyusha Banerjee Into Prostitution?

Details of Pratyusha’s last conversation with Rahul have emerged throwing new light on the alleged suicide case.

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Rahul Raj Singh and Pratyusha Banerjee in happier times. (Photo courtesy: <a href="">Instagram/@iamprats</a>)

Tv star Pratyusha Banerjee’s alleged suicide is back in the news with new details on her last conversation with boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh emerging. According to Mumbai Mirror, the transcript of Pratyusha’s conversation with Rahul - her last conversation with anyone before her death - points towards him coercing her into prostitution and alienating her from her parents.

B******d man.. I f**k so hard.. In my life i f**k so hard… for everything… I had not come here to sell myself… I had come here to act… to work. And where are you putting me today.. Rahul, you have no idea how bad I am feeling right now.
Pratyusha Banerjee on her last call to Rahul Raj Singh
File photo of Pratyusha’€™s mother (centre) Shoma Banerjee. (Photo: Yogen Shah) &nbsp;
File photo of Pratyusha’€™s mother (centre) Shoma Banerjee. (Photo: Yogen Shah)  

According to Neeraj Gupta, advocate to Pratyusha’s parents, Soma and Shankar Banerjee, it’s clear from the conversation that Rahul had forced her into prostitution.

This conversation happened between Rahul and Partyusha just before her death. In this conversation, it is very clear that she was forced into prostitution by Rahul, as later on in the same phone call she has used the word ‘prostitution’.
Neeraj Gupta, advocate to the Banerjees
In the second half of the transcript, Banerjee is heard telling Singh, “…You are selfish… you are spoiling my name. People are talking about me… my mom and dad are termed ghatiya.”

Even as Rahul tries to appease Pratyusha, the desperation is clear in the latter’s voice.

Towards the end of the call Banerjee is heard saying, “Rahul, it’s over. I am over. Mar gayi mein (I am dead)”. Singh, who can be heard trying to reassure her, responds by reassuring her, and asking her not to “do anything”. He tells her he will be home in half an hour, upon which Banerjee responds by saying, “Everything will be over in half an hour.”

Advocate Gupta is planning now to file an application for a re-investigation of the case.

The police should have found out who was threatening her parents. They should have conducted a proper investigation, but they did nothing.
Neeraj Gupta
Rahul Raj Singh on the day of Pratyusha’s death. (Photo: IANS)
Rahul Raj Singh on the day of Pratyusha’s death. (Photo: IANS)

Rahul, who is currently out on bail, however, said that the transcripts do not reveal anything new.

She was telling me that her mom and dad wanted her to earn money anyhow, and she was complaining about them.
Rahul Raj Singh

The Balika Vadhu star was found hanging from a ceiling fan at around 4pm on April 1 this year. On April 5, Rahul was charged with criminal intimidation and booked for the abetment of her suicide.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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