Mumbai: Actor Akshat Utkarsh died at his residence in Mumbai on Sunday. The actor's body was found hanging at his place. He allegedly died by suicide, cops have registered accidental death.

He was 26 years old and was staying with a woman friend. A tweet by ANI read, "Actor Akshat Utkarsh dies allegedly by suicide at his residence in Mumbai's Andheri area. Case, lodged, matter being probed. Body handed over to the family after postmortem: Mumbai Police,"

According to the reports, the woman he was living with had a chat with the actor till 11 am like normal Sunday and then slept. When she went to go to the washroom late in the night, she found his body hanging.

She informed the Amboli police and he was declared dead at the private hospital.

His body was later shifted to Cooper hospital for postmortem. "Actor Akshat Utkarsh dies allegedly by suicide at his residence in Mumbai's Andheri area. Case lodged, the matter being probed. Body handed over to the family after postmortem: Mumbai Police," Someshwar Kanthe, senior police inspector at Amboli police station is quoted by Hindustan Times.

According to the reports the actor was jobless ever since the lockdown due to COVID 19 pandemic. He had borrowed money for survival and was depressed.
The family members have called it a murder.

His maternal uncle Ranjit Singh also alleged the police for negligence and accused them for not registering the FIR. Uncle claims that Akshay was looking for a job and bagged film.