Odishatv Bureau

Balasore: Popular Odia television actress Pralipta Priyadarshini Samal aka Jessy, who is now in police remand at Soro jail on the charge of instigating her male colleague Ranjit Patnaik alias Raja to commit suicide, on Saturday moved the district sessions court here seeking bail.

The court has posted the hearing on the bail plea on March 1, sources said.

Notably, Jessy was arrested by Soro police for instigating Raja to commit suicide while returning after performing in a stage show by Kalinga Kanya Gananatya at Taranka Tipisigadia under Makhanpur panchayat under Khaira block in Balasore district on February 6.

Initially, he was rushed to Bhadrak district headquarters hospital and was later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital where the doctors declared him dead.