Telly actor found hanging in hotel room in West Bengal
Television actor Payal Chakraborty has been found hanging in a hotel room in Siliguri, North Bengal, under mysterious circumstances, police said. "Payal was found hanging from the ceiling of her hotel room Wednesday. She had checked into the hotel the evening before," Siliguri Police Commissionerate DCP Gourab Lal said. Chakraborty, a resident of South Kolkata, has appeared in multiple TV soaps and web series.
Payal is survived by a two-year-old son
The police have also found out that the 38-year-old actor, who recently separated from her husband, is survived by a two-year-old son, Lal said. "Prima facie, it looks like a case of suicide, but the police are not ruling out other possibilities. The body has been sent to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital for post-mortem," the DCP added.
Payal told hotel staff not to disturb her: Hotel employee
Arun Deb, an employee at the hotel, said the actor had told the staff members Tuesday night that she would be leaving for Gangtok the next day. "Chakraborty, after checking in, had categorically told the hotel officials that she did not want to be disturbed in her room. She had locked the room from inside and did not order dinner," he said.
Payal's family didn't know she was in Siliguri
The next morning when there was no response from Payal despite repeated knocks on the door, the hotel contacted the police, Deb said. The actor's family members said they were not aware of the reasons behind her Siliguri visit. "Payal told us she would be going to Ranchi. I am not sure what was she doing in Siliguri," her father Prabir Guha said.