Rashmirekha Ojha, a popular Odia television actress, was recently found dead at her rented home in Odisha. She was found hanging in the Nayapalli area there, according to PTI reports. The media portal suggests that Rashmirekha's father has blamed her live-in partner, Santosh Patra, and said that he had a role to play in her death.
According to a senior police officer, a case of unnatural death has been registered in the matter. "The 23-year-old actress was found hanging from the ceiling of her rented home on the night of June 18. The police are waiting for her post-mortem report to arrive. Prima facie, it seems to be a case of suicide as she left behind a note stating that no one was responsible for her death," the DCP explained to PTI.
Rashmirekha Ojha's father told the media that he was informed about his daughter's death by Santosh Patra. "Our calls to her on Saturday went unanswered. Later, Santosh broke the news to us. We came to know from the landlord of the house that Santosh and Rashmi lived as husband-wife. We had no idea about that," he said.
Rashmirekha Ojha hailed from Jagatsinghpur district in Odisha. The actress shot to fame in the Odia television industry with her role in daily soap Kemiti Kahibi Kaha.