Bhojpuri actress found hanging in Mumbai flat; cops suspect suicide

A day before her death, the actor in a Facebook post had said that she was cheated and was unable able to trust anyone

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Bhojpuri film actress Anupama Pathak allegedly committed suicide in north Mumbai’s Dahisar
suburb, police said on Friday (August 7).

Pathak, 40, was found hanging at her rented flat on Sunday, police said.

Hailing from Purnea district in Bihar, she had moved to Mumbai and worked in Bhojpuri films and TV shows. A day before taking the extreme step, she had shared in a Facebook video that she was cheated and was unable able to trust anyone. In the video, she spoke about trust issues and not having friends who can be of help.

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Pathak’s death comes at a time the entertainment industry is reeling from the shock of the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who was found hanging at his apartment in suburban Bandra on June 14.

On June 9, Rajput’s former manager Disha Salian jumped from a high-rise building. The month earlier, on May 15, TV actor Manmeet Grewal had hanged himself at his Mumbai home.

Television actor Samir Sharma, 44, best known for his roles in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Left Right Left, was on Wednesday found dead at his home in suburban Malad where he lived alone.

(Please reach out to a mental health specialist if you need support or know someone who does. Helplines: AASRA: +91 98204 66726; SAHAI: 080 25497777)

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