Coronavirus has taken a heavy toll on people’s well being. Apart from being a dangerous disease physically it has left thousands out of work. Another victim of this vicious disease is television actress Preksha Mehta. Preksha, 25 committed suicide at her hometown in Indore, Madhya Pradesh on Monday. Known for her stint in Crime Patrol, Preksha was found hanging from her fan on Tuesday morning by her family. The actress is believed to have been suffering from depression due to loss of work in this lockdown.
Preksha has also left a suicide note. “During our initial investigation, we believe that she was suffering from depression. We are carrying out a detailed investigation in this case,” Rajeev Bhadoriya, the officer-in-charge of the Hira Nagar police station, told PTI.
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Preksha’s last message on her Instagram account hinted at her distressed state of mind.
“Sabse bura hota hai, sapnon ka mar jaana (The death of the dreams is the worst thing),” she wrote in her last Instagram story. The actress’s Instagram picture has flooded with RIP comments. Famous celebrities like Karan Kundra, Arjun Bijlani, and Surbhi Chandna also mourned the loss of the young actor.
A look at her Instagram shows nothing out of the ordinary, which just shows how much more we need to care about people around us in these tough times and not just assume they’re fine! RIP little one, we shall pray for you! This too shall pass!
— Karan Kundrra (@kkundrra) May 26, 2020
— Surbhi Chandna (@SurbhiChandna) May 26, 2020
Apart from featuring in Crime Patrol in its fifth season, Preksha also shared screen on shows like Laal Ishq and Durga. Production and telecast of all projects have been suspended months owing to the current nationwide lockdown.
Preksha joins the list of television actors who committed suicide due to depression from unemployment.
(Please reach out to your loved ones in these tough times. If you know someone that needs
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