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Post-mortem of Bengali TV actress Pallavi Dey hints at suicide. Family alleges foul play

Bengali actress Pallavi Dey was found dead in her rented flat in Kolkata's Garfa area on May 15. Under scanner is actress' friend Shagnik Chakraborty, who used to stay with her.

India TV Entertainment Desk Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi Published on: May 16, 2022 16:26 IST
Pallavi Dey

Pallavi Dey


  • Bengali TV actress Pallavi Dey was found dead in her apartment in Kolkata
  • She passed away on Sunday, May 15
  • Pallavi Dey’s family make shocking allegations against her live-in partner Sagnik Chakraborty

A preliminary post-mortem report has suggested that television actress Pallavi Dey, who was found dead in her South Kolkata residence, had committed suicide. Dey's body was found hanging on Sunday morning. However, on the basis of specific allegations by the parents of the deceased, police are probing the "abatement to suicide" angle. Under scanner is Pallavi Dey's friend Shagnik Chakraborty, who used to stay with her at the same residence in South Kolkata.

Under Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), if any person commits suicide, whoever abets the commission of such act, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to a fine.

Pallavi's parents stated to the police that Shagnik Chakraborty entered into a live-in relationship with their daughter suppressing the fact that he was married. However, according to them, when Pallavi came to know of his marriage six months ago, Shagnik told her that a divorce case was in the process and he was in separation from his wife. ALSO READ: Bengali actress Pallavi Dey found dead at Kolkata flat

The parents have also alleged that Shagnaik was totally dependent on Pallavi financially and they together purchased luxurious accommodation at New Town and a vehicle for themselves. According to Pallavii's parents, their daughter was doing well in Bengali television, earning well and receiving new offers and, hence there was no reason for her to commit suicide.


It is learnt that the probe officials have sought the call details and the details of the bank accounts of Shagnik Chakraborty, especially of those accounts and fixed deposits that he used to keep jointly with the deceased actress. The police have already traced a bank fixed deposit of Rs 15 lakh which the two had held jointly.

(With IANS Inputs)

In fact, on Sunday morning, it was Shagnik only who had discovered the body of Pallabi and he was the one who informed the police and the parents of the deceased actress.

However, he had admitted to the police that before he went out to purchase cigarettes on Sunday morning, he had a heated conversation with Pallabi and after coming back he discovered her dead body.

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