Mira Road Police has arrested a Delhi based gym instructor and boyfriend of popular TV actress and model Sejal Sharma for allegedly abetting her for suicide. Police arrested her beau Aditya Vashisht (30) on Thursday and produced him before the court whereas the judge remanded him in police custody till Monday.
Dil To Happy Hai Ji lead actress Sejal Sharma had committed suicide on January 24 this year at her rented flat in Royal Nest Building, Near Shivar Garden, Mira Road. The cause of suicide had not been ascertained, but it was discussed that things were not well in her personal life. Now, the theory proved to be correct after her beau arrested.
“Allegedly, the accused used to practice black magic on her assuring that she will get more intense roles in professional front. However, nothing concrete happened and that lead to their fights,” said Sandeep Kadam, Senior Police Inspector, Mira Road Police Station.
Police have called the Vashisht for questioning on Thursday. During the interrogation, the Delhi based gym instructor accepted their roller-coaster relationship. Ironically, he was concealing many other facts. However, the police were not satisfied with his answer and arrested him.
“We arrested him under sections 306(abetting suicide), 420(cheating) of IPC and various other sections of the Maharashtra Anti Superstition and Black Magic Act, 2013. We produce him in Thane Sessions Court whereas he has been remanded in police custody till Monday,” said Kadam.
Was she depressed?
“I have been depressed for the last one and a half months and killing self. No one should be held responsible for my extreme step. I can’t take the pressure of this hard life,” the popular TV actress had written in her suicide note.
However, her mother had claimed that the actress was not depressed and had bagged a leading role in a show. “She complained about the Vashisht. Based on her complaint, we questioned her beau and arrested him,” said Kadam.
Sejal Sharma had worked in commercial ads with actor Aamir Khan and cricketer Hardik Pandya. She also had worked in a couple of web series. ‘Dil To Happy Hai Ji’ serial was Sejal Sharma’s first show. She was very excited to be a part of it. Sejal hailed from Udaipur and she always wanted to become an actress. She came to Mumbai in 2017 and started auditioning at a different studio.
After the incident, her family had taken the dead body to Udaipur for the last rites.