Odia TV Actress Died By Suicide, Reveals Autopsy; Father Lodges Murder Complaint

Bhubaneswar/Jagatsinghpur: The postmortem report of Odia television actress Rashmirekha Ojha has revealed that she died by suicide. Her death was due to suicidal hanging, the autopsy report has stated.

According to sources, there is no mention of injuries in the autopsy report.

Meanwhile, Rashmirekha’s father has lodged a complaint at Nayapalli police station in Bhubaneswar, alleging that his daughter was murdered by her boyfriend Santosh Patra.

Rashmirekha was found hanging at her rented house in Gadasahi area under Nayapalli police station in Odisha’s capital on June 18 night.

In his police complaint, her father Ranjan Ojha has alleged that Santosh killed Rashmirekha out of jealousy as he was not happy with her keeping links with her former boyfriend and television actor Raja.

Her brother Jeevan Ojha also alleged that the handwriting in the alleged suicide note found in the house was not her sister’s.

Rashmirekha’s family lives in Jagatsinghpur district’s Sanket Patna village. She had been living in Bhubaneswar for the last four-five years, acting in albums and television serials. After quitting acting, she was working in a finance company, where he met Patra.

Earlier, Bhubaneswar DCP Prateek Singh had said that prima facie it appeared to be a case of suicide. “We are investigating this from all angles. The landlord informed that she had rented the house two months ago with her male friend. After obtaining the postmortem report, we will decide on the next step. We are also waiting for the reports of forensic analysis of mobile and laptop,” the DCP said.

The Commissionerate Police will be interrogating both Patra and Raja.

Raja’s name had popped up after an audio clip of a purported conversation between the actress and Santosh went viral on Monday.

Rashmirekha’s family has demanded the arrest of Santosh, suspecting his involvement in her death.

The actress had gained popularity for her role in the serial, ‘Kemiti Kahibi Kaha’.

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