The Mumbai police have issued a statement on aspiring actress Pearl Punjabi's suicide case.
According to a video statement by Mumbai Police PRO IPS Pranay Ashok, "On August 30, around 1 a.m. a 31-year-old woman Pearl Ram Punjabi, resident of Kenwood society, Lokhandwala, committed suicide by jumping off the terrace of her apartment. A complaint has been registered and Oshiwara police station is investigating the case."
Earlier in the day, there were reports claiming that the actress was struggling to get a break in Bollywood for some time.
Reports also claim that she was mentally disturbed, had temper issues and would often break into fights with her mother. These reports have hurt her family members, who have issued a statement claiming all these to be "false rumours."
A security guard at her Oshiwara apartment building, Bipin Kumar Thakur, said, "It happened between 12:15 and 12:30 am. There was some noise, I thought somebody was shouting on the road. We went there to check what was happening. When I came back, I heard sounds from the third floor where she lived."
Pearl had allegedly attempted suicide twice before but was saved.
No Rumours, Please: Kin Of Aspiring Actress Who Jumped To Death
Family of Pearl Punjabi, who apparently jumped to her death here in Lokhandwala area here on Friday, has issued a statement requesting everyone to not spread rumours at the time of their grief.
A cousin of the deceased, who did not wish to be named, said in a statement: "Pearl was suffering from depression. Everything else is false, which has hurt everyone close to her. We would request some privacy and please allow the family to grieve."
Pearl committed suicide, reports said. The matter is being investigated by Oshiwara police, but they have refused to comment on the issue.
As per the reports, Pearl allegedly jumped from the terrace of her Lokhandwala apartment on Thursday night around 12.30 a.m. and was declared brought dead by the Kokilaben Hospital.
There have been news reports claiming that the actress was struggling to get a break in Bollywood for some time but with not much luck.
Reports also claimed that she was mentally disturbed, had temper issues and would often break into fights with her mother. These reports have hurt her family members. Hence they have issued the statement claiming all these are "false".