'Crime Patrol' actor Preksha Mehta commits suicide at 25
Television actor Preksha Mehta committed suicide on Monday night. She was 25 years old. Preksha, who had acted in several TV shows such as Crime Patrol, Meri Durga, and Laal Ishq, hanged herself to death at her residence in Bajrang Nagar in Indore (Madhya Pradesh). The actor had also worked in Akshay Kumar-starrer movie Padman. May her soul rest in peace.
Preksha was found hanging on Tuesday morning
According to reports, Preksha was found hanging by a family member on Tuesday morning at around 6:30 am. She was then rushed to a hospital, but was declared brought dead. Preksha left behind a suicide note but did not mention the reason for taking such an extreme step. Local police station in-charge Rajeev Bhadoriya said that they are investigating the case.
She shared a chilling note on Instagram on Monday
Preksha shared a cryptic note on her Instagram Stories on Monday. She wrote, "Sabse bura hota hai sapno ka mar jaana," which roughly translates to, "The worst is when your dreams die." She had been working in Mumbai for the last two years, and had come to Indore before the lockdown. She was reportedly worried due to lockdown and consequent lack of work opportunities.
This was Preksha's last Instagram post
Recently, actor Manmeet Grewal also committed suicide
Notably, all film and TV productions across India remain stalled since mid-March in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Due to this, many actors and technicians are facing financial troubles and mental health issues. Recently, Aadat Se Majboor actor Manmeet Grewal committed suicide at his Mumbai home. He was reportedly depressed because of financial troubles and inability to repay his debts.
These deaths are going to be on our conscience: Zaveri
Filmmaker Milap Zaveri blamed the rising cases of suicide among actors on the ongoing lockdown and its economic implications. Reacting to the news of Preksha's death, Zaveri tweeted, "If we don't end this lockdown these deaths are also going to be on our conscience... The hidden figures of the deaths and lives destroyed by the economic devastation will come out in months ahead."
Here is Zaveri's tweet
If we don’t end this lockdown these deaths are also going to be on our conscience. We are reporting daily figures of the virus and reacting. The hidden figures of the deaths n lives destroyed by the economic devastation will come out in months ahead :( RIP https://t.co/09rqa4F6q9— Milap (@zmilap) May 26, 2020