The All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) has demanded that the Maharashtra government constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the death of actor Tunisha Sharma. He committed suicide on Saturday on the sets of his ongoing show Alibaba – Dastan-e-Kabul. Her boyfriend and co-star Sheezan Khan has been arrested on charges of abetment to suicide. (Also Read | Sneha Wagh says co-star Tunisha Sharma was a ‘chirpy, happy girl’: ‘As actors we are more on the spot’,
Earlier, AICWA had tweeted, “Actress Tunisha Sharma committed suicide on the sets of serial Alibaba Chalis Chor as reported by the people there. The incident took place in a studio in Naigaon. We will demand an SIT probe into it.” Actors suicide cases are increasing day by day in the film industry. It is a very serious matter. May his soul rest in peace and give courage to his family.”
AICWA president Suresh Shyamlal Gupta was quoted by news agency ANI as saying on Sunday, “We demand from the government that an SIT should be set up in Tunisha Sharma’s suicide case and the investigation should be done properly. Today I went to the set where Tunisha Sharma had committed suicide. I found people were scared.”
She said, “Something must have gone wrong. Women are not safe on the sets (of the television show, for which Tunisha was shooting). The set is in a very interior location, where people are scared to move. The government should look into the matter.” Attention should be paid and the death should be probed by an SIT. Many things will come out after the probe,” the AICWA president said.
According to ANI, Tunisha and Shezaan were in a relationship and they broke up a fortnight ago. The Mumbai Police said that she was reportedly under stress, and it is suspected that she pushed him over the edge. A case of abetment to suicide was registered against Sheejan under section 306 of the Indian Penal Code. Shejan was taken to Vasai Court from Waliv police station on Sunday by the officials.
Tunisha’s body was brought to JJ Hospital Naigaon at around 1.30 am on Sunday, where her post-mortem was done. His last rites will be performed on December 27 in Mumbai’s Mira Road area, his maternal uncle Pawan Sharma told ANI. She has appeared in Bollywood films including Fitoor, Baar Baar Dekho, Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh and Dabangg 3.
Suicide Helpline Information: If you need support or know someone who does, please contact your nearest mental health specialist. Helpline: Aasra: 022 2754 6669; Sneha India Foundation: +914424640050 and Sanjeevani: 011-24311918