Late Tamil actor Chitra's husband arrested for allegedly abetting suicide

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29-year-old Chitra was found dead in her hotel room in Nazrathpet on December 9.

 

The husband of popular Tamil television actress VJ Chitra, was arrested by the Tamil Nadu Police in connection with the abetment to suicide of his wife.

29-year-old Chitra was found dead in her hotel room in Nazrathpet on December 9.

The police have arrested her husband Hemnath in Chennai. He has been charged with abetment to suicide case. 

Earlier, Hemanth told the police that Chitra locked herself in the room right after returning from the shoot that night around 2:30 AM.  She didn’t respond for long, subsequentlyhe  informed the hotel authorities and opened the room using a duplicate key.

Hemanth was arrested after several rounds of interrogation after Chitra’s mother accused him of “beating” her daughter to death.

According to the NDTV report, the day VJ Chitra died Hemanth had pushed her. He was angry over a scene she had enacted for a show.

However, police had said that based on the post-mortem report, the actor had died by suicide and financial issues have emerged as a possible reason.

She has worked in several Tamil advertisements and has been an anchor in various shows. She rose to fame with her role in the popular Tamil TV show 'Pandian Stores.'

She has hosted shows on major Tamil television channels, including Makkal TV, Jaya TV and Zee Tamizh


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