Sharma allegedly died by hanging on the sets of her serial on Saturday, weeks before turning 21. A preliminary post-mortem report showed her cause of death due to hanging. Police are awaiting details of the final report.
Assistant commissioner of police Chandrakant Jadhav, who is supervising the case, said no ‘love-jihad’ angle has come to light in the investigation conducted so far. Also, there is no sign of coercion with Sharma in the post-mortem report, he added.
Police have sought the call details reports of Sharma’s and Khan’s phones to examine the WhatsApp messages exchanged between the two and what could have triggered her to take the extreme step.
Sharma and Khan had met after working together in the serial ‘Ali Baba: Dastaan-E-Kabul’ that went on air on August 22. On Saturday morning, Sharma reported to the sets of ‘Ali Baba: Dastaan-E-Kabul’ at Bhajanlal Studios on Kaman-Bhiwandi Link Road. During lunch break at 3pm, she reportedly went to use the toilet in Khan’s make-up room. When she did not return till an hour later, staff went to call her for the shoot. She was found hanging inside the toilet. Police questioned the staffers and co-stars, including Khan, on the sets. Police sources said Sharma used the crepe bandage that was on her sprained hand to end her life.