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Bengali actor Payel Chakraborty ‘commits suicide’ in Siliguri hotel

Payel Chakraborty

Kolkata: Siliguri Metropolitan Police on Thursday launched a probe into the death of Bengali actor Payel Chakraborty, who was found dead in a hotel room in the town of West Bengal on Wednesday evening.

On Wednesday, the Siliguri Metropolitan Police recovered the body of a woman that was found hanging in the hotel room in Church Road area of Siliguri. Later, it was ascertained that the woman was a popular actor.

It is suspected that the actor, a resident of Netaji Nagar in Kolkata, has committed suicide. She worked in a number of television serials and movies.

According to the hotel staff, the 36 years old actor had checked in alone on Tuesday. 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.

The body was sent to the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Siliguri for postmortem. The cause of her death is still unknown. The exact cause of death could be ascertained only after the post-mortem, the police said.

Payel was seen in television shows and movies like Ek Masher Sahitya Series, Chokher Tara Tui and Goenda Ginni. She was also a part of Dev-starrer Cockpit.

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