TV actress Devoleena Bhattacharjee who has acted in several hit TV shows as the 'ideal bahu' has been detained by the Mumbai Police following a murder probe. Twenty-eight-year old Bhattacharjee was known for her role as Gopi Bahu in the popular show Saath Nibhana Sathiya besides other reality TV series.
The detainment follows the mysterious murder of a Mumbai-based diamantaire, Rajeshwar Udani. Udani, 57, had been reported missing by his family from his office from November 28. The police had registered a missing case and launched a search for him. His mobile was tracked in Rabale, Navi Mumbai, before it lost signal.
Maharashtra:TV actors Devoleena Bhattacharjee & Sachin Pawar today appeared before Pant Nagar Police station to record their statements in connection with the death of a businessman in Navi Mumbai. The businessman was missing since November 29 & his body was recovered yesterday. pic.twitter.com/TrbpjUSB7L— ANI (@ANI) December 8, 2018
A politician, Sachin Pawar, was said to be closely acquainted with the victim. He was earlier with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Earlier, Devoleena Bhattacharya was grilled for several hours by police in Ghatkopar three days after the missing Udani's body was recovered in the forests of adjoining Raigad district. The police officials remain tight-lipped over her role in the case but hinted that some more women from the entertainment industry may be summoned for questioning.