Pratyusha Was Pregnant, May Have Undergone Abortion: Doctors
Popular TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee, who starred in Balika Vadhu, has alleged some policemen molested her at her residence in Mumbai. (Photos: Instagram/@iamprats)
Popular TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee, who starred in Balika Vadhu, has alleged some policemen molested her at her residence in Mumbai. (Photos: Instagram/@iamprats)

Pratyusha Was Pregnant, May Have Undergone Abortion: Doctors

As confirmed by JJ Hospital doctors in Mumbai, deceased 24-year-old TV actor Pratyusha Banerjee was pregnant not too long before her alleged suicide on 2 April. According to The Times of India, doctors reveal she had probably undergone an abortion. A histopathological examination of tissues from the uterus was conducted based on which, the revelation was made.

The findings showed that there was a conception few days or a month before her demise, and there was a premature death of the foetal cell. The products of conception, or the placental or foetal tissue in the uterus found following delivery, termination of pregnancy or a miscarriage, were infected and degenerated. That usually hints towards a secondary infection, probably occurring due to an attempt to terminate the pregnancy.
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However, despite the tests, the doctors are finding it hard to establish the paternity of the foetus.

Since there are no tissues left or rather they were removed, it may be challenging to carry out a DNA test to establish the child’s paternity.

An exact gestational age could not be confirmed either, by the experts.

We cannot reveal the findings. The report has been handed over to the police.
Dr TP Lahane, Dean, Grant Medical College and JJ Hospital

Multiple departments are working simultaneously to determine the cause of Pratyusha’s death. So far, the investigators have a preliminary autopsy stating the cause of death as “ligature over the neck with asphyxia.”

Chemical tests are being conducted to look for traces of poisoning and Pratyusha’s hair, nail and blood samples are being preserved for DNA analysis.

Also read: Pratyusha Banerjee’s Boyfriend Rahul Threatens to Commit Suicide

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