Bhubaneswar: In a significant twist in the death of Odia TV serial actress Rashmirekha Ojha, her father today alleged the involvement of her live-in partner Santosh Patra in the incident.
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.
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.
An unnatural death case has been registered by the Nayapalli police in this connection.
Police 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.
The cause of the death can be ascertained after submission of post-mortem report, said police, adding that further probe will be carried out on the basis of the autopsy report.
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.