Her body was found hanging the next day by one of her family members. According to reports, she has left a suicide note but not mentioned the reason behind taking such a step.
Reportedly, the actress went into depression due to no work during lockdown. She had returned to her hometown due to the spread of coronavirus in Mumbai. Preksha’s last message on Instagram read, “Sabse bura hota hai, sapnon ka mar jaana.”
The news of her death was confirmed by actress Richa Tiwari.
Sharing a picture of Preksha, she wrote, “चहरे की हंसी के पीछे ऎसा बहुत कुछ छुपा होता हैं जिसे हर कोई नहीं समझ सकता। प्रेक्षा का आखरी स्टेटस था-“सबसे बुरा होता हैं सपनों का मर जाना” हमें मेंटल हेल्थ के लिए उतना ही जागरूक होना होगा जितना कि हम फिजिकल हेल्थ के लिए होते हैं। हमारे “एम.पी.एस.डी.” परिवार की एक सदस्य अब नहीं रही। #RIPPrekshaMehta #artist #TheatreFamily #mpsdfamily #rip #sucide #mentalhealth (There’s a lot that’s hidden behind a smile, not many understand this. Preksha’s last status was – Nothing can be worse than the death of your dreams. We should create mental health awareness as much as physical health. We have lost a member of our M.P.S.D family).
It’s only recently that even TV actor Manmeet Grewal comitted suicide due to depression as the projects he had in hand got stalled due to the lockdown, and he was facing a difficult time financially.