VJ Chitra’s Death Case: Husband Hemanth Arrested For Alleged Abetment To Suicide

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Actor and television host VJ Chitra‘s husband Hemanth has been arrested by the Nazrathpettai police on Monday. This comes a week after she was found dead in a Chennai hotel room on December 9. The actor’s mother accused him of physical abuse.

According to a report, Hemanth was arrested for allegedly abetting Chithra’s suicide. After the post-mortem, the preliminary autopsy report suggested that it was a case of suicide although no suicide note was found at the crime scene. She, however, had scars on her cheeks.

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The 28-year-old actress VJ Chitra got engaged to Hemanth in August and reportedly had a registered marriage two months ago. Her husband was also the last person to have spoken with Chitra before her alleged suicide. They were staying in the hotel at the time of her death. Following her death, the police questioned Hemanth for nearly six days before making the arrest. Hemanth will be remanded in judicial custody. Hemanth “did not like a scene she had enacted on TV. On the day she died, he had also pushed her,” Assistant Commissioner of Police Sudarshan told NDTV revealing that he was furious about some intimate scenes Chitra shot for a television serial.

The Pandian Stores actress was shooting at EVP film city till late night on Wednesday, had reportedly checked into the room at around 2:30 am, according to her husband, who is a businessman. In his earlier statement, Hemanth told the police that Chitra went for a bath soon after returning from the shoot. However, after sometime when she didn’t come out Hemanth started knocking at the door and called the hotel staff who used a duplicate key to open the door. They reportedly found the actor hanging from a ceiling fan.

VJ Chitra’s mother alleges she was beaten to death

Chitra’s family members alleged foul play in her death, after which police went on to question Hemnath, crew members and the hotel employees who helped him open the door of the hotel room in which she was found dead. The late actor’s father, a retired cop, lodged a police complaint with the Nazarathpet Police station asking for a fair probe into her death. Chitra’s mother, Vijaya Kamaraj, alleged that the actor suffered physical violence at hands of her son-in-law, TOI reported. “She was beaten to death…,” she said, adding, “She spoke to me on Tuesday saying she was on a show and that it would be late. In the morning her father-in-law called sharing the news. How could it be?”

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Vijaya further said, “He has only killed my daughter. He should not be let free. This should not happen to anyone else. She won’t commit suicide. If someone else attempts suicide or talks about it to her, she would advise them not to. She always asked others to be bold. She won’t commit suicide. She was beaten to death. I always used to go along with her to the shooting spot. Since they registered their marriage, I had left her with him. I used to always sit and wait with her even if the shooting gets delayed.”

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