Sasural Simar Ka actor Vaishali Thakkar passes away
The actor is believed to have died by suicide. A case is registered in Tejaji Nagar police station in Indore
TV actor Vaishali Thakkar, who is known for her work in shows like Sasural Simar Ka, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and Super Sisters, passed away at her Indore residence on Sunday. She was 29.
The actor is believed to have died by suicide. A case is registered in Tejaji Nagar police station in Indore.
Indore police recovered her body from her flat located in the Sai Bagh area of the city on Sunday morning. They claimed to have recovered a suicide note from the crime spot, however, the details of the note are not yet disclosed.
She was found hanging in her room by her father early on Sunday. Local police reached the spot and took the body for postmortem. Thakkar's parents hail from Ujjain's Mahipalpur town and they were living with their daughter in Indore for the last one and a half years, sources told IANS.
"We are investigating the case. A suicide note has been confiscated from her mobile phone. The body has been sent for postmortem. However, it is yet to be known why she took this extreme step. We are investigating the matter," said a senior police official.
Notably, back in April 2021, Vaishali got engaged to the Kenya-based surgeon Dr Abhinandan Singh and shared a video on her Instagram handle with the caption: "What's yours will ultimately find you even from another end of the world."
However, later she deleted the video and stopped posting anything about her fiance, which also lead to speculations about trouble in her love life.
Vaishali, whose family belongs to Mahidpur, near Ujjain city, completed her education from Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMRC).
After some time anchoring, she headed to Mumbai where she landed her debut role in Star Plus' popular drama, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. In the show, she played the role of Sanjana from 2015 to 2016.
In 2016, she acted as Vrinda in Yeh Hai Aashiqui. She was last seen in the show Rakshabandhan.
Just five days ago, Vaishali posted a funny reel on Instagram. She was very active on the app and often shared videos and pictures of herself.
If you are aware of anyone facing mental health issues or feeling suicidal, please provide help. Here are some helpline numbers:
State health department suicide helpline number - 104
Sneha Suicide Prevention Centre - 044-24640050 (listed as the sole suicide prevention helpline in TN
Aasra - 022 2754 6669
Life Suicide Prevention Helpline No.78930-78930
Sahai: 24-hour helpline numbers: 080- 65000111, 080-65000222
Maithri helpline - 0484-2540530
Chaithram helpline: 0484-2361161
Both are 24-hour helpline numbers.
Telangana government suicide prevention toll-free no: 104