By SM.06 Sep, 2018
KOLKATA: Bengali actor Payel Chakraborty has reportedly committed suicide. The actor, a resident of Netaji Nagar in Kolkata, was found dead in a hotel room in Siliguri town of West Bengal on Wednesday evening.
The actor has worked in a number of television serials and movies.
News of her death left her co-star and others in the film fraternity in shock.
The actor had checked into the hotel in Church Road area of Siliguri on Tuesday. The cause of her death is still unknown and the local police are investigating the matter. Meanwhile, her family members have reached Siliguri.
Arun Deb, an employee at the hotel, said the actor had told the staff that she would be leaving for Gangtok the next day.
"Chakraborty, after checking in, had categorically told the hotel officials that she did want to be disturbed in her room. She had locked the room from inside and did not order dinner," said Deb.
The actor"s family members who arrived in Siliguri said they didn"t know why she was in this town.
"Payal told us she would be going to Ranchi. I am not sure what was she doing in Siliguri," her father Prabir Guha told reporters.
On Wednesday, panic gripped Navin Sen Road in the city after the Siliguri Metropolitan Police recovered a woman’s body that was found hanging in the hotel room. It could be known only later that the woman was a popular actor. A case of unnatural death has been registered.
The police said the exact cause of death could be ascertained only after the post-mortem.
The body was sent to the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Siliguri for an autopsy. According to the police, she was 36 years old.
The hotel staff said Payel had checked in alone on Tuesday and had plans to visit Sikkim. On Wednesday morning, her room was closed for a long time, and she did not open the door though the staff knocked several times for cleaning.
According to family sources, Payel had got divorced recently. She is survived by her parents and a son. Media reports quoted her father Prabir Guha as saying that she was suffering from mental stress.
Payel had been seen in shows such as ‘Ek masher Sahitya Series’, ‘Chokher Tara Tui’ and ‘Goenda Ginni’.