A day after noted TV actor Vaishali Takkar allegedly died by suicide at her house in Indore, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra said the state police have registered a case of abetment of suicide against a couple residing in her neighbourhood.
Ms Takkar (29) was found hanging from a ceiling fan with a stole in her house in Saibag Colony of Indore on Sunday, police said.
“A case under Indian Penal Code Section 306 (abetment of suicide) was registered against her neighbour Rahul Navlani and his wife Disha in the matter and further investigation is underway,” Mr Mishra told reporters in Bhopal on Monday.
“A five-page suicide note was found at the spot in which Vaishali named Rahul for harassing her,” Assistant Commissioner of Police Moti-ur-Rehman told PTI in Indore.
He said the actor’s family members alleged that Rahul Navlani was troubling her since he came to know about her marriage plans. The accused couple was not found at their Indore home. They had gone away somewhere after locking the house, the police official said.
Ms Takkar and Mr Navlani’s fathers are business partners and they have known each other for long, he said.
A case for abetment and instigation to die by suicide was registered against the couple, he said.
Ms Takkar had started her career with TV serial ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai‘. She became a star while acting in ‘Sasural Simar Ka‘ and worked in more than a dozen serials.
The actor was a native of Mahidpur town in the Ujjain district. She had been living in Indore for the last three years, sources said.
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