Bhubaneswar: The post-mortem report of deceased Odia TV serial actress Rashmirekha Ojha has revealed the cause of her death.
She died of asphyxiation due to hanging, as per the autopsy which was conducted at the Capital Hospital here.
The report further stated that there were on external or internal injuries on her body.
She died around 24 to 36 hours before the post-mortem, the report added.
The mystery shrouding the alleged suicide of Rashmirekha has intensified further as her former boyfriend and actor Raja’s name was found tattooed on her hand.
Rashmirekha’s body was found hanging from a ceiling fan at her house in Gadasahi area under Nayapalli police limits in the city on June 18 night.
Speaking to Kanak News over the tattoo, Raja said, “We met a year ago and came to know each other. She was a good friend of mine. We were in touch with each other over phone. On her birthday, she had tattooed my name on her hand.”
He further said that they were planning to marry each other. “Discussion regarding the marriage was going on between our family members. However, her family members had expressed their inability to take the discussion further citing personal reasons,” said Raja, adding that he and Rashmirekha were not in touch during the last six months.
On the other hand, an audio recording of a telephonic conversation between Rashmirekha and her live-in partner Santosh Patra has come to fore, in which he can be heard asking her as to why Raja ‘blocked’ him while she advised him not to call Raja.
The Twin City Commissionerate Police will question Santosh and Raja in a bid to ascertain the reason behind the alleged suicide. An unnatural death case has been registered by the Nayapalli police in this connection.
Meanwhile, Rashmirekha’s father has alleged the involvement of Santosh in the incident.
“We had telephoned her on Saturday evening but she didn’t receive the calls. Later, Santosh informed us about her death. We came to know from the landlord of the house that Santosh and Rashmi were living as a married couple. We have no idea about her marriage,” said Rashmirekha’s father.
“Santosh has murdered my daughter. He should be arrested and sent to jail,” he added.
Police had found a note kept on a table near the body. It is being suspected that the note was written by the actress before she ended her life by hanging herself. It has been mentioned in the note that no one should be held responsible for her death.
In the note, Santosh has been seemingly referred as ‘San’. “I Love You, San. I don’t want to leave you. Forget me. Stay happy. I am a bad girl,” the note read.
Rashmirekha’s father has been requested in the note not to blame Santosh over her death. “I won’t spare anyone if anything happens to Santosh,” the note read.
Rashmirekha, who hailed from Sanketpatana under Tirtol police limits in Jagatsinghpur district, had come to Bhubaneswar after completing +2 course for pursuing a career in acting.
She became popular with her role in serial ‘Kemiti Kahibi Kaha’.