Chennai police have arrested the husband of TV actress VJ Chitra, Hemanath, for allegedly supporting the suicide. Actress Pandian Stores was found hanging in her hotel room on December 9th.
Her husband was arrested by Nazrathpet police on December 15 and was produced at Poonamalle High Court. He was accommodated in Ponneri prison after being questioned for six days. He was booked in accordance with section 306 of the CPI (Indian Criminal Code), India Today reported.
Chitra and Hemanath had recorded their wedding two months ago. They had also planned a traditional wedding and reception in January.
It seems that Hemanath did not approve of Chitra performing intimate scenes in the series and the dance performances in which he used to perform. The couple had an ugly argument about the same thing.
She was staying at the hotel with Hemanth when she was found dead. Reports say Chithra finished filming at EVP Film City on Tuesday night and returned to her hotel room around 2:30 p.m. In her statement to police, Hemanth had claimed that Chitra told her she was going to a bathroom shortly after returning from filming.
However, she did not go out for long and did not answer when she knocked on the door. Hemanth then called the hotel staff and when they opened the door with a duplicate key, she was found hanging from the ceiling fan.