Hours before she was found dead, hanging from the ceiling fan at her Behala residence, Bengali actress Disha Ganguly had Rs 50,000 to another bank account using phone banking. The investigators are still trying to trace the account in which the money was transferred to.
“We are speaking to the concerned bank through which the transaction was made. We have also seized her diary,” said a senior police official investigating the case. A team of state forensic department is likely to visit Disha’s residence, he added.
Police said the preliminary autopsy report reveals that Disha, who was seen in TV serials Kanakanjali and Tumi Ashbe Bole, committed suicide in the wee hours on Thursday. Her body was found after her fiance, Bibasayan, also a TV actor, broke open the door when she did not respond to his phone calls.
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As per the police, Disha and Bibasayan went to Eden Gardens Wednesday to watch the IPL opening match. While returning she had dinner at his residence in Beleghata after which Bibasayan dropped the actress at her Behala apartment late in night. Bibasayan reportedly told the police that he called Disha several times next morning. Failing to get any response he reached her house in the afternoon and knocked at the door repeatedly. Later, he broke open the door only to find Disha hanging from the ceiling fan. Police did not find any suicide note, though they have seized her cellphone.
A case of unnatural death has been lodged with Behala police station. The 23-year-old actress used to live alone in the apartment. It was learnt that Disha had spoken to her parents, who live in South Africa, few days back and was planning to visit them next week.
After getting the information, Disha’s parents reached Kolkata Thursday and performed her last rites. Police questioned Disha’s fiance and other friends, including a woman co-actor who also tried to commit suicide Thursday, for several hours.
“She was admitted to hospital after she tried to jump in front of a train. She is in trauma. We will record her statement once she recovers,” a senior police official said. The woman used to stay with Disha at latter’s residence. However, she had taken up another residence after Disha’s mother objected to her staying there, added sources.