A 26-year-old TV actor Akshat Utkarsh was found dead in his rented apartment in Mumbai’s Andheri area on Sunday night. He hailed from Bihar.
A tweet by ANI read, “Actor Akshat Utkarsh dies allegedly by suicide at his residence in Mumbai’s Andheri area. Case lodged, matter being probed. Body handed over to family after postmortem: Mumbai Police.”
Police said Akshat was depressed because of lack of work, but his family claims the actor was murdered. Akshat’s body was taken to his native Muzaffarpur by his family on Tuesday.
Actor Akshat Utkarsh dies allegedly by suicide at his residence in Mumbai's Andheri area. Case lodged, matter being probed. Body handed over to family after postmortem: Mumbai Police
— ANI (@ANI) September 29, 2020
Police said Akshat used to stay with one of his female friends at a society near Andheri, RTO, where the incident happened. His roommate told police that Akshat was behaving normal on Sunday evening and they chatted and had dinner together before going to sleep.
“Around 11.30 pm when she woke up to use the washroom, she found Akshat dead in his room, after which she immediately called the police,” said an officer from Amboli police station. A team of police officials rushed him to a private hospital where he was declared dead before arrival.
Senior police inspector Someshwar Kanthe said, “Preliminary enquiry and autopsy report do not indicate any foul play. The incident took place on Sunday night somewhere between 10 pm and 11.30 pm.”
Police officials spoke to Akshat’s friends, who said he was in depression as there was no job because of lockdown and he had to borrow money from his family and friends.