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Tunisha Sharma Death: ‘Mother’s allegations baseless, police have no evidence’, says Sheezan’s lawyer

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 30 December 2022, 15:53 IST
Tunisha Sharma Death case

In the latest development in Tunisha Sharma’s death case, the lawyer of actor Sheezan Khan rubbished all the allegations made by the deceased actress’s mother – Vanita Sharma - against the actor on December 30. 

According to Sheezan Khan’s lawyer, the actor is innocent and police have no evidence against him. He said that allegations leveled against Sheezan by Tunisha’s mother are ‘baseless’.

“In the investigation, it has become clear that Police has no evidence against Sheezan. All allegations made by Tunisha's mother are baseless. Police is investigating the case, we should wait. I am very confident that Sheezan will be proven not guilty,” Sheezan’s lawyer said.

Meanwhile, Khan was produced in Mumbai’s Vasai Court and has been sent to one-day police custody. Police requested for the actor’s custody, saying that they wanted to record more statements of people who are connected with the case.

Earlier in the day, the deceased actress’s mother Vanita Sharma made serious allegations against Sheezan Khan saying that the actor did not call the ambulance when Tunisha allegedly hanged herself at a set of a TV show in Mumbai.

She further alleged that Sheezan also forced her to wear a hijab, urging police to investigate the matter from all angles.

“Sheezan took her from the room but did not call the Ambulance. This can also be a murder... Sheezan forced her to wear Hijab as well,” Vanita Sharma said.

The 20-year-old actress allegedly died by suicide on December 24. She was rushed to the hospital but doctors declared her brought dead. Tunisha was playing a lead role in the television show - Ali Baba: Daastan-E-Kabul.

After her daughter’s demise, Vanita Sharma filed a complaint against her Ali Baba co-star Sheezan M Khan on December 25. Following which, the actor was arrested by the police on charges of abetment of suicide. Sheezan was later sent to four-day police custody by Vasai Court.

Earlier, Vanita said that Sheezan cheated on her daughter. “First, he had a relationship with her saying that he will marry her and later broke up with her. He was already involved with another woman and yet got into a relationship with Tunisha, and used her for three to four months. He should be punished for that,” she said.

On December 27, Sheezan’s mother and daughter attended Tunisha Sharma’s last rites in Mumbai.

Tunisia’s boyfriend and her Ali Baba Dastaan-E-Kabul co-star, Sheezan Khan had broken up with her weeks before her demise.

The 20-year-old actress allegedly hanged herself in a make-up room on the set of a TV show in Naigaon on Saturday. Both the actors were in a relationship but for the past few days there was a trouble between them. Recently, the deceased actor’s mother revealed that she has an anxiety attack and was hospitalized 9-10 days ago.

Police are investigating the matter from all angles.

First published: 30 December 2022, 15:53 IST