Struggling Bhojpuri actor ends life in Mumbai

    Mumbai, Sep 29 (PTI) A 26-year-old struggling Bhojpuri
actor allegedly took his own life inside his rented flat in
suburban Andheri, the police said on Tuesday.
    Akshay Utkarsh was found hanging in his room by his
woman friend who shared the flat with him on late Sunday
night, said an official from Amboli police station.
    According to the woman, she and Utkarsh were chatting
till 11 pm after which he went into his room while she went to
the washroom.
    From the washroom's window she found his body hanging,
she said.
    She then alerted police and neighbours. Utkarsh was
rushed to a hospital where he was declared dead before
admission, the police official said.
    No suicide note was found from the spot, but
preliminary investigation revealed that Utkarsh was struggling
to find work in the film industry and was forced to borrow
money from friends to survive in the city.
    He had arrived in Mumbai two years ago and was sharing
the flat with his woman friend for the last six months, the
police said.
    An accidental death report has been registered and
further probe is on, said Senior Police Inspector Someshwar
Kamthe of Amboli police station.
    Utkarsh's suicide comes in the wake of actor Sushant
Singh Rajput's death by suicide in June this year. PTI ZA

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