Tamil TV actor VJ Chitra’s husband Hemanth Ravi has been arrested in Chennai for allegedly abetting her suicide. He was taken into judicial custody at Chennai’s Ponneri jail after six days of interrogation.
Police sources, however, had said that based on the post-mortem report, the actor had died by suicide and financial issues have emerged as a possible reason. The actor’s husband, Hemnath, faces charges for alleged abetment to suicide. Investigators say Hemnath had been angry with Chitra for her intimate scenes in a television serial. Hemnath was arrested after he was questioned for several days. Chitra’s friends and colleagues on the sets were also questioned by the police. Chitra, 29, was found dead at a hotel outside Chennai on December 10. The couple got married a few months ago. On the day of her death he had even pushed her. The police said that she had injuries on both her cheeks.
Hemnath told investigators that Chitra locked herself in and he found her dead after the hotel authorities opened the room using a duplicate key. A revenue divisional officer is investigating the case separately as mandated by law since the woman died less than seven years after wedding. Chitra began her career as a presenter on a private channel and later became a television actor. She acted in the serial “Pandian Stores”.