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Police arrest co-star in Bollywood actress’ suicide case

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INDIA: Police on Sunday arrested a 27-year old co-star of television and film actress Tunisha Sharma on the charge of abetting her suicide in Maharashtra’s Palghar district, an official said.

The 21-year-old actress allegedly committed suicide on the set of a serial in Vasai area on Saturday, he said. Based on a complaint filed by Sharma’s mother, the Valiv Police here registered a case against the deceased’s co-actor, Sheezan M Khan, under Indian Penal Code Section 306 (abetment of suicide) and arrested him, the station house office of Valiv Police station said.

Sharma has acted in the TV show ‘Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap’ and films like ‘Fitoor’ and ‘Baar Baar Dekho’.

The incident on Saturday took place on the set where the shooting of the serial ‘Ali Baba: Dastaan-E-Kabul’ was in progress.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 inside, the official said.

Her mother in her complaint claimed Sharma and Khan were in love and blamed the latter for her daughter’s extreme step, the Police said.

No suicide note was found at the spot, the official said, adding the body was sent for post-mortem and further probe was on into the case.

Tunisha made her acting debut with ‘Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap’. She also worked in shows like ‘Ishq Subhan Allah’, ‘Gabbar Poonchwala’, ‘Sher-e-Punjab: Maharaja Ranjit Singh’, and ‘Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat’.

The actor also appeared in Bollywood movies including ‘Fitoor’, ‘Baar Baar Dekho’, ‘Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh’, and ‘Dabangg 3’.Young Katrina Kaif was portrayed by Tunisha in the films ‘Fitoor’ and ‘Baar Baar Dekho’.

In ‘Dabangg 3’ with Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha, she too had a brief appearance.

Tunisha Sharma was active on social media and used to post pictures of her happenings.

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