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Kolkata: A struggling television actress has been found dead in her rented flat at Regent Park police station area off Tollygunge.

Moumita Saha (23), who has acted small roles in several Bengali TV serials, originally hailed from Bandel in Hooghly. To pursue the acting career, she had been styling alone in a rented flat at Regent Park’s Ashok Nagar locality for the past two years.

Moumita’s relatives alerted her landlord late yesterday afternoon after failing to contact her over the mobile phone. The landlord found the collapsible iron gate and the door to Moumita’s room bolted from inside. Despite repeated knocks, he did not get a response from her.

This made the landlord alert the police. The cops came, broke open the door, and found Moumita hanging from the ceiling fan with her scarf. The body was retrieved and sent to MR Bangur Hospital at Tollygunge.

Police have found a suicide note from Moumita’s room wherein she has apparently spoken of depression for not getting acting jobs regularly. They have confiscated her mobile phone and are going through the call-list for further clues.

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