Bangladeshi actor Saibal Bhattacharya reportedly attempted suicide at his home in Kolkata and shared a video of himself in an injured condition on Facebook. The actor, who is known for his role in the Bengali series Prothoma Kadambini, was found in his home and is now in hospital, according to a news report. The news of Saibal’s suicide attempt comes months after Bangladeshi actors Pallavi Dey and Bidisha De Majumdar and model actor Manjusha Niyogi were reportedly killed by suicide. Read more: Bangladeshi TV actress found dead in Kolkata flat, relative suspected of murder

According to local media reports, Saibal was angry with his professional life for not getting a job. He suffered from depression and also struggled with substance abuse, according to a report, which said the actor hit himself with a sharp object Monday night. In the video, a Facebook live, he said: “I was forced to take it into my own hands. For this my wife, mother-in-law and…” the video was cut off before he could speak.

According to a report in Anandabazar Patrika, Saibal was allegedly found in his Kasba home in southern Kolkata before being admitted to the Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital. The report added that Saibal was a popular actor and played the roles of father and uncle in several shows. In addition to acting, he would also write scripts and dialogues.

In May, many actors from Kolkata reportedly died by suicide. A preliminary post-mortem report had suggested that television actor Pallavi Dey, who was found dead at her home in southern Kolkata. However, due to accusations from the deceased’s parents, the police began to investigate the “initiation to suicide.” Days later, another Bangladeshi actor, Bidisha De Majumdar, was found dead in her apartment in Kolkata. A suicide note was reportedly recovered after she was found at her home in Dumdum, where she lived with her parents.

Earlier, Bangladeshi television actor Pallabi Dey was found dead in her flat in southern Kolkata. However, the Kolkata police reportedly failed to find a suicide note. Her relatives claimed she may have been murdered.


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