Struggling television actress Kritika Chaudhary was found dead at her residence in Amboli (Maharashtra) on Monday. Reportedly, her decomposed body was recovered from her home after the police got a complaint of a foul stench from the residence. According to the media reports, prima facie Kritika's death appears to be accidental, however, the police also suspect a murder angle in the case.
“Around 3.45pm on Monday, the Amboli police received a call stating that a foul smell was coming from a room in Bhairvanath SRA society near the Regional Transport Office (RTO) office at Four Bungalows. The police opened the door and found the decomposed body of a lady aged 25-30 years. Prima facie an accidental death report has been taken in the matter and investigation is underway,” said Rashmi Karandikar, Mumbai police spokesperson was quoted as saying to Indian Express.
Kritika, a 23-year old actress, made her screen debut with Balaji Telefilm's daily soap 'Parichay' starring Sameer Soni in the lead. She was also seen in Kangana Ranaut starrer 2013 release 'Rajjo' and was struggling to make a mark in the industry.
Reportedly, Chaudhary's body was found in a decomposed situation indicating that she might have died 2-3 days ago. Besides, the media reports also suggest that Kritika had injury marks on her body and head. In fact, blood was oozing from her head when her body was discovered.
The reports also suggested that she was wearing a night dress and her body was found lying on the bed. The cops have stated that they can't comment if Kritika was sexually assaulted or not, but will talk about it after the postmortem report.
According to the media reports, Kritika used to stay alone in the fifth floor apartment Bhairavnath SRA building in Four Bungalows. Apparently, the AC was on and her room was locked from the outside which gives strong hints of a foul play in the case.
The body has been sent for postmortem to identify the exact reason of death. On the other hand, police have informed Kritika's family about the incident and are recording statement of her friends for further investigation.