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.Source
However, despite the tests, the doctors are finding it hard to establish the paternity of the foetus.
An exact gestational age could not be confirmed either, by the experts.
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.