Another model found hanging in Kolkata
Another model was found hanging from the ceiling of her room in her family residence in Patuli area of India's Kolkata on Friday, the second such incident in three days, police said.
Her mother claimed that the deceased, identified as Manjusha Niyogi, was suffering from acute depression after the death of her friend and colleague in the industry, Bidisha De Majumder, two days before.
The 21-year-old model, De Majumder, a popular face in bridal make-up photo-shoots, was also found hanging in her rented apartment in Dumdum area on Wednesday evening.
Niyogi's body was sent to a hospital for post-mortem examination to ascertain the cause of death, a police officer said.
"My daughter was severely depressed following her friend Bidisha's death and was constantly talking about her since then," Niyogi's mother said.
The body of Bidisha De Majumder, who hailed from Naihati in the northern suburbs of the city, was found hanging in her apartment in Nager Bazaar on Wednesday evening after neighbours broke open the door. A suicide note was found near the body in which it was written that she was taking the extreme step due to a lack of career opportunities, a police officer said, adding handwriting experts will scrutinise the letter.
The modeling fraternity expressed grief over the incident.
"Why did you do this? Only yesterday you changed your Facebook dp, cover pic and instagram dp. You had posted after the suicide of serial actress Pallabi Dey that one should not have taken such a hasty step. And now you yourself have done the same thing," model Santu Mondal posted on social media.
Popular television actor Pallabi Dey was found hanging in his rented flat in Garfa area of South Kolkata around a fortnight ago. The post-mortem examination report confirmed death by hanging and police said prima facie it appeared to be a suicide case. Police had arrested her live-in partner in connection with the incident.
Source: The Telegraph, India