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Tunisha Sharma death case: Actor Sheezan Khan sent to 4-day police custody; lawyer issues statement

Tunisha Sharma death case: Late actress' co-star and allegedly accused Sheezan Khan sent to 4-day police custody by Vasai court in Mumbai.

Written By: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi Updated on: December 26, 2022 6:14 IST
Tunisha Sharma, Sheezan Khan
Image Source : INSTAGRAM/TUNISHA SHARMA/ANI Tunisha Sharma's co-star Sheezan Khan in court

Tunisha Sharma death case: The actress' co-star and alleged accused Sheezan Mohammed Khan was on Sunday produced by Waliv police at the Vasai court. Sheezan was arrested after a case of abetment to suicide was registered against him under Section 306 of the IPC. Tunisha and Sheezan were co-stars in 'Ali Baba: Dastaan-E-Kabul'. Today, Sheezan's sister and lawyer were seen at the Waliv police station; however, they did not share any comment. Following this, Sheezan's lawyer stated that "allegations against him are baseless." 

At the court, Sheezan's lawyer, Sharad Rai, spoke to the media and said, "Whatever has happened, police and court are working. He (Sheezan Khan) has been produced in court. Allegations against him are baseless." Later, the court sent Sheezan to police custody for four days in connection with TV star Tunisha Sharma's alleged suicide case.

On Saturday, Tunisha was found dead on the sets of a TV serial. According to Waliv Police, they received information that after the tea break, the actress went to the toilet and when she did not come back, the police broke the door open and found that she had hanged herself. No suicide note was recovered at the spot by police.

Police have said the reason behind Tunisha's alleged extreme step that ended her life could be her breakup with Sheezan over a fortnight back. 

The First Information Report, or FIR, of the case, revealed that the two actors were in a relationship, and had broken up 15 days ago. Tunisha Sharma was reportedly under stress, and it is suspected that's what drove her to the edge, said the Mumbai police. 

Parth Zutshi, another of Tunisha's co-stars, was also called by the police on Sunday for questioning regarding the alleged suicide. "I was called for questioning by police and was asked general questions. I can't comment on her relations, I don't have any idea, it was her internal matter," he told the media. Parth also stated that though Tunisha had been stressed, she did not take any kind of drugs. 

Tunisha's mortal remains were brought to the JJ Hospital, Naigaon at around 1:30 am on Sunday where her post-mortem was conducted. "The autopsy was conducted till 4:30 am and four to five police personnel were also present," officials said, adding that the dead body has been kept in cold storage. Police have said they will investigate the death of Tunisha from both the murder and suicide angles. 

Tunisha, who made her acting debut with 'Bharat Ka Veer Putra - Maharana Pratap', also appeared in Bollywood movies including 'Fitoor', 'Baar Baar Dekho', 'Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh', and 'Dabangg 3'.

(With ANI inputs)

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