Palghar: The Palghar police on Sunday arrested a 27-year old coactor of television and film actress Tunisha Sharma on the charge of abetting her suicide, an official said. The 21-year-old actress allegedly committed suicide on the set of a serial in Vasai area here on Saturday.
Based on a complaint filed by Sharma's mother, the Valiv police registered a case against Sheezan M Khan, coactor of the deceased, under Indian Penal Code Section 306 (abetment of suicide) and arrested him. He was later produced before a Vasai magistrate who remanded him in police custody for four days, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Tulinj) Chandrakant Jadhav said while adding that the love jihad angle has not cropped up in the probe so far.
Postmortem performed on Sunday morning
The police officer further said Sharma's postmortem was performed at the JJ Hospital on Sunday morning. As per the report, the woman died of hanging. Sharma had gone to the washroom on the set and did not return for a long time.When the door was broken down, she was found hanging from the crepe bandage which she tied on her hand after suffering a sprain. After Sharma's death, rumors were spread that she was pregnant but the police that nothing like this has come up in the post-mortem.
Her mother in her complaint claimed Sharma and Khan were in love and blamed the latter for her daughter's extreme step. No suicide note was found at the spot, the official said.
A police probe team from Valiv was collecting details to ascertainthe exact reasonbehind Sharma's extreme step. So far, statements of 14 people have been recorded.
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