Police investigate death of young Indian television actress

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Posted: Apr 02, 2016 9:10 AM

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a 24-year-old Indian television actress who was found dead in her Mumbai apartment.

Mumbai police constable Sudhir Butere says Pratyusha Banerjee's body was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her apartment on Friday.

The body was sent for an autopsy. Butere says the cause of death won't be known until the autopsy report is received.

Butere said Saturday that police were questioning Banerjee's boyfriend, as well as other friends and neighbors.

Banerjee was best known for her role in a popular TV serial, "Balika Vadhu," or "Child Bride," in which she played a grown-up former child bride. She also participated in "Bigg Boss," the Indian version of the reality show "Big Brother."