Sagnik Chakraborty is an Indian corporate sector employee. He is known for being the live-in partner of the Bengali television actress and model Pallavi Dey. Pallavi was found dead at her rented flat in Garfa, Kolkata, on 15 May 2022.
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Sagnik Chakraborty was born on 19 December 1995 (age 26 years; as of 2021) in Kolkata, West Bengal. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Sagnik Chakraborty used to work in the telecom industry.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Not much is known about his father. Sagnik’s mother’s name is Sandhya Chakraborty.
Reportedly, before dating Pallavi Dey, Sagnik was married to Sukanya Manna. Sagnik and Sukanya had a registry marriage in Kolkata. In a media conversation, talking about Pallavi’s presence at their wedding, Sukanya Manna said,
Pallavi was my friend and she was invited to my registry wedding with Sagnik. I knew him for almost 7 years.”
Sukanya decided to end her marriage with Sagnik after finding out that Sagnik was in a relationship with Pallavi.
Sagnik Chakraborty was in a live-in relationship with Pallavi Dey, a Bengali actress and model. In February 2021, Sagnik proposed to Pallavi for marriage by going down on his knees and presenting her with a ring.
Before Pallavi’s death, she stayed with Sagnik at a rented accommodation in South Kolkata. They shifted to the flat in April 2022.
Reportedly, he was also in a relationship with Oindrila Mukherjee.
Pallavi Dey’s Death Mystery
The Bengali television actress Pallavi Dey was found dead at her rented flat in Garfa, Kolkata, on 15 May 2022. It was Sagnik who had first discovered Pallavi’s body hanging from the ceiling fan of her room. He immediately intimated the police and Pallavi’s parents about it. According to some sources, Sagnik and Pallavi had a heated argument on the morning of 15 May 2022 after which Chakraborty went out to buy some cigarettes. Upon returning, he found that the door was locked from inside. Sagnik broke open the door and found Pallavi hanging from the ceiling fan of her room. On reaching the spot, the police rushed Pallavi to M. R. Bangur Hospital, Kolkata, where she was declared brought dead by the doctors. Based on the initial investigation, the police suspected it to be a case of suicide. In a media conversation, the investigating officer in the case said,
The actor was found hanging from a ceiling fan with the help of a bedsheet. The incident took place at about 9:30 am. A case of unnatural death has been registered.”
He further said,
Prima facie, it seems that it is a case of suicide. However, the final conclusion can be made only after the post-mortem report is available. We have started an investigation after filing a case of unnatural death.”
Allegations Made by Pallavi’s Parents
After the demise of Pallavi, her parents doubted foul play. They accused Sagnik of cheating Pallavi economically and informed the police that Sagnik had forced Pallavi to pay for an apartment that they (Pallavi and Sagnik) bought in Rajarhat. During a media conversation, Pallavi’s father, Nilu Dey, said,
My daughter loved Sagnik very much. Sagnik was using a luxurious car that she had gifted him. Pallavi used to give expensive gifts to Sagnik on different occasions. They had three joint bank accounts.”
Her parents told the police that Pallavi and Saknik had bought a flat in Newtown for Rs 60 lakh for which Pallavi paid the money. However, the flat was registered in the name of Sagnik’s father. They also accused him of mental harassment and cheating on Pallavi. Talking to a media person, Pallavi’s father said,
Her partner had a registered marriage with someone else two years ago and we came to know about this six months back. There was another girl who he was close to and it would often create trouble in their relationship. We don’t know who saw her hanging.”
Some of Pallavi’s relatives alleged that Pallavi had a fixed deposit of Rs 15 lakh in her name, whose nominee is claimed to be Sagnik. Although her autopsy report revealed that she committed suicide, Pallavi’s father filed a complaint against Sagnik Chakraborty at Garfa police station accusing him of mental and physical harassment. He alleged that no one was around when Pallavi was found dead.
Denying all the accusations made by Pallavi’s parents and relatives, Sagnik’s mother said,
They used to live together. Although we were not in complete support, we allowed them since they are grown-ups. A few times I had asked Sagnik to stay elsewhere and start living together once they are married. They didn’t have any major issues. I don’t know what happened.”
Further, rubbishing all the allegations that Pallavi paid for Sagnik’s luxury car and a flat bought in Newtown, Chakraborthy’s mother said,
The allegations are baseless. Pallavi didn’t pay for the car or the flat. I gave Sagnik Rs. 9 lakh to buy the luxury car. The flat in Newtown was also bought by us and not Pallavi.”
Following the complaint of Pallavi’s father, Sagnik was called to the Garfa police station for interrogation. He was interrogated by the police for around 18 hours and according to some sources there were several discrepancies in his statements. He had also withheld crucial information regarding his employment and his joint financial investments with Dey. Talking to a media person, a police officer said, ”
We asked him about his job as he claimed that he was working with a data centre. We asked him when he had attended the office last after we found multiple transactions from his account to multiple people. The transactions ranged from Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000. He claimed he had stopped going to the office a week ago due to personal reasons. We spoke to some people to whom he transferred money recently on a periodic basis. They claimed it was Chakraborty who paid them regularly and that he used the name of Shane in the office. He has stopped going to office when Kolkata Police, Bidhannagar Police and CID had begun raids against fake call centres across the city. Naturally, we are probing his probable links with any fake call centre.”
Meanwhile, the police also questioned Pallavi’s househelp Salima Sardar who revealed several shocking facts about Sagnik. Reportedly, Salima told the police that Sagnik’s rumoured girlfriend Oindrila had visited Pallavi’s flat in her absence several times.
After questioning Chakraborty thoroughly for around 18 hours the Garfa police arrested him on the evening of 17 May 2022. According to Atul V., deputy commissioner of police in charge of the south suburban division of Kolkata police, Sagnik Chakraborty was booked under IPC sections related to cheating, criminal breach of trust, criminal conspiracy and dishonest misappropriation of property. He further stated that Chakraborty’s arrest was based on a financial fraud committed by him and it was not related to Pallavi’s murder.