Popular Assamese actress and singer, Bidisha Bezbaruah, who also acted in recent Bollywood film ‘Jagga Jasoos’ has allegedly committed suicide. The actress was found hanging from a fan in her apartment in Phase-I Sushant Lok, Gurugram on Monday. Police have arrested her husband, Nisheet Jha, on charges of abetting suicide.
According to the report by The Hindu, Bidisha committed suicide on Monday night. Around 8:30 p.m, her body was found hanging from a ceiling fan by some neighbors and the real estate agent who had helped the couple rent the apartment. Bidisha’s husband had requested the estate agent to reach her since she wasn’t answering her phone for a long time.
No suicide note has, however, been found near the body.
Bidisha Bezbaruah was a native of Assam and was a renowned television personality. Alumni of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Bidisha had featured in a number of television shows and had made a small appearance on the big screen in a song from ‘Jagga Jasoos’.
The couple who got married in April 2016, had shifted to their present apartment earlier this month, three days after which, Nisheet had left for Mumbai for some official work.
Bidisha’s family has alleged that her husband had an extra-marital affair with a colleague that led to continuous discord among the couple and eventually to the suicide. Bidisha’s brother, Kaushik, said,
Nisheet and Bidisha had met while working for a company in Delhi and got married in April last year. 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 counselled her to give their relationship another chance.
Reportedly, the couple had mutually decided to shift to Delhi and give their marriage another chance. But Nisheet soon went back to Mumbai and did not return. Apparently, Bidisha wasn’t comfortable with Nisheet staying in Mumbai for such a long time. She called her father on Monday night, a few hours before committing suicide and was crying on phone.
SK Jha, Niteesh Jha’s father has said that Niteesh was torn between his wife and work and has described the allegations of extra-marital affair as “baseless”.