Tamil TV actor VJ Chitra’s husband was arrested in Chennai days after the actor’s mother accused him of beating her daughter to death. The actor’s husband, Hemnath, faces charges of alleged complicity in suicide. Chitra, 29, was found dead in a hotel near Chennai on December 9.
Hemnath was arrested after being questioned for several days. Chitra’s friends and colleagues were also questioned by the police. Based on the autopsy report, police said she committed suicide and initially suspected financial problems were one of the reasons.
The couple had checked into a hotel after the night shoot of Chitra last week. Hemnath told investigators Chitra locked herself in and found her dead after hotel authorities opened the room using a duplicate key.
Chitra was best known for playing the role of Mullai on the popular show Pandian Stores.
Business Standard has always strived to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and which have broader political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering has only strengthened our resolve and commitment to these ideals. Even in these difficult times stemming from Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and up to date with credible news, authoritative opinions and cutting-edge commentary on relevant current issues.
However, we have a demand.
As we fight the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more so that we can continue to provide you with higher quality content. Our subscription model has received an encouraging response from many of you who have subscribed to our online content. More subscribing to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of providing you with even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practice the journalism we are committed to.
Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.