Television actor Bidisha Bezbaruah’s husband was arrested on Wednesday after she was was found hanging from a ceiling fan on Monday night. Nisheet Jha has been taken into custody on charges of abetment to suicide, The Hindu reported. The police have not found a suicide note.
Bezbaruah, who had featured in a Bihu dance in Jagga Jasoos, allegedly committed suicide at her rented accommodation in Gurugram’s Sushant Lok neighbourhood at 8.30 pm Monday, the police said. The Assamese actor’s family has claimed that Jha’s extramarital affair and the resulting marital discord had driven her to suicide.
“Nisheet and Bidisha had met while working for a company in Delhi and got married in April last year,” her brother Kaushik said. “But Bidisha confided in us this April that her husband had an affair with his colleague. Even Nisheet accepted that he had feelings for a colleague. Bidisha wanted to walk out of the marriage, but we advised her to give their relationship another chance.”
The couple had shifted to a new house in Gurugram on July 5. But Jha had left for Mumbai on official work and did not return, which had upset her, Kaushik said. He also claimed that she had called her father on Monday evening hours before committing suicide.
“Her husband tried to call her, but there was no response,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Deepak Saharan. “He then called up the broker to go and check on her. The broker, along with some neighbours, broke open the door when there was no response and found her hanging.”