JJ Hospital doctors confirmed on Monday that TV actor Pratyusha Banerjee, 24, was pregnant and had probably undergone an abortion not long before her alleged suicide on April 2. The revelation, made on the basis of a histopathological examination of tissues from the uterus, may add another twist to the case.

Experts said the police will have a tough time establishing the paternity of the child. “Since there are no tissues left or rather they were removed, it may be challenging to carry out a DNA test to establish the child’s paternity,” an expert said.

Meanwhile, her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh has been accused of abetting the actress’ suicide.

Pratyusha was found hanging at her Goregaon residence on April 1. She was rushed to the Kokilaben Ambani Hospital where she was declared dead.

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