Actor Preksha Mehta who appeared in shows like Crime Patrol, Laal Ishq and Meri Durga has reportedly committed suicide. The actor hung herself from a ceiling fan on Monday night in Indore. According to the reports, 25-year-old Preksha was suffering from depression and anxiety due to lack of work during COVID-19 lockdown. The police recouped a one-page long final note by her and shared it with TOI.

Rajeev Bhadoriya, an inspector from Heera Nagar police station stated, “A one-page suicide note was found in Preksha’s room, wherein she wrote about how she tried hard to stay positive through these times but couldn’t. The note said- ‘Mere toote huye sapno ne mere confidence ka dam tod diya hai, main mare huye sapnon ke saath nahi jee sakti. Iss negativity ke saath rehna mushkil hai. Pichle ek saal se maine bohot koshish ki. Ab mein thak gayi hoon’. She had been very depressed about not getting work.

Speaking to TOI, Preksha’s cousin, who stays close by to her house in Indore, said—

She was a vibrant girl since childhood, but lately she had been very quiet. Last night, the family was playing cards, but Preksha was sitting alone on the steps of the house. My chachi (Preksha’s mother) even asked her if she was okay, but she said she was fine. Around 10 PM, Preksha went to her room upstairs and posted the message on her Instagram. The next morning when chachi went to wake her up for yoga, she found her room locked and called others to help open the door. Once inside, they found Preksha hanging from the ceiling fan.

Right before committing suicide, the late actor’s message on her Instagram stories read “Sabse bura hota hai, sapnon ka mar jaana.”

After hearing about her sad demise, actor Karan Kundra took to his social media to pay his condolences. His caption read, “#prekshamehta RIP! These are tough times but good times will follow! This lockdown is extremely weird! There’s a sinking feeling, there’s anxiety, there’s negativity but we need to stay strong.”

Just recently,  TV actor Manmeet Grewal also committed suicide because of depression as the projects he had in hand got stalled due to the lockdown and he was facing financial difficulties.

These sure are tough times, and times where we need to look out for each other and take care of our mental health.