The sudden and untimely death of Pratyusha Banerjee(24), aka Anandi (fame Balika Vadhu) has triggered an enormous storm of melodrama. With her chums and closed ones coming forward with multiple theories about her life and death and unveiling of prospective conspiracies, the incident has now become almost everybody’s publicity weapon.
The leaked video of her corpse left many of us disturbed. Within few hours of Pratyusha’s death, there were visuals and video of the corpse on the internet which would pop out with one click within a story on Pratyusha. Seema Hingorrany, clinical psychologist and trauma expert, says, “The psychological impact on those who are sensitive or are already undergoing treatment for depression was terrible. My 11-year-old female patient, who saw the video on her mobile began asking me questions like, ‘Is it easy to die?’ ‘What happens when one hangs oneself?’ I always tell these children’s parents to keep them away from such things as it gives them ideas, it’s a full-proof method of dying. Children, who are in a depressed state, on seeing such images and video wonder if people will start talking about them, too, as they don’t understand that Pratyusha or Jiah Khan were public figures.”
Here, in this post, however, we do not intend to highlight the conspiracies or the ridiculous drama that is surrounding the case. A person has killed herself and our sincerest sympathies rest with her. However, it is only reasonable that the youth takes a lesson from this. The new generation that tends to be driven by adrenaline rush and ‘Kick’ needs to understand that failure is but an essential part of life. It is natural to get depressed sometimes, but life is a rollercoaster and downs are as inevitable as ups. Also, her suicide has been called the result of her declining career but one has to understand that success and failures are an integral part of life. Embracing them and moving on in life is the key. The youth needs to understand the value of their lives, especially our generation which is too easily bogged down by difficulties.
Further, talking about the incident, the psychologist says, “Why kill for a guy? If a girl hypothetically is in an abusive relationship, it is her responsibility to take help and not continue in that relationship. She has the choice to walk out or take help of relationship experts. Nobody can be blamed for that. If she was beaten up she should have taken help of the police, therapists. Nobody can push anybody to the point of suicide. Maybe her depression remained undiagnosed but choice can definitely be made.”
So, all you guys and girls out there, don’t let Depression arising out of failure in life as well as relationships take the better of you. Make sure you seek assistance from therapists and psychologists before suicidal tendencies kick in. Be Bold. Be Strong. Period.
Her boyfriend, Rahul Raj has been taken under custody in charge of aiding and abeting the lady to make the lethal move. All we want is that her soul rests in peace.