Bhojpuri Model Turned Actor Akanksha Dubey Found Dead in Varanasi Hotel, Police Suspect Suicide
On Sunday, the body of Akanksha Dubey, a 25-year-old Bhojpuri model-turned-actor, was found hanging from a fan using a piece of cloth in a hotel in Varanasi's Sarnath area. She was in the area for a film shoot, and hotel staff immediately notified the police. Upon arriving at the scene, police officials suspected that it was a case of suicide and have sent her body for a post-mortem examination to determine the exact cause of death.
A senior police officer said that preliminary evidence suggests that the cause of death was suicide, but the exact cause can only be confirmed once the post-mortem report is available. The police have initiated an investigation into the matter and are collecting evidence. They have also informed Dubey's family of the incident.
Prior to her death, a video clip from Dubey's Instagram Live session had gone viral on social media. In the video, she can be seen crying uncontrollably without saying anything, leading some to speculate that she may have been suffering from mental trauma.
Dubey was a well-known Bhojpuri actor who had acted in several regional films, including 'Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki 2', 'Mujhse Shaadi Karogi' (Bhojpuri), and 'Veeron ke Veer'. Her last song, 'Yeh Yaara Kabhi Hara Nahi,' was released on Youtube shortly after her death. The incident has sent shockwaves throughout the entertainment industry, with many expressing their condolences and calling for greater attention to mental health issues among artists.
- PTC PUNJABI