Chennai City Police have arrested TV actress VJ Chitra’s husband, Hemanath, for alleged suicide bombings. The Pandian Stores actress was found hanging in her hotel room on December 9th.
Her husband was arrested by the Nazrathpet police on December 15 and produced at the Poonamalle Supreme Court. He was placed in Ponneri Prison after six days of interrogation. He was booked under Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), India Today reported.
Chitra and Hemanath had registered their wedding two months ago. They also had a traditional wedding and reception planned for January.
Hemanath reportedly disagreed with Chitra performing intimate scenes on series and the dance shows she previously appeared on. The couple had a nasty argument about it.
She was staying at the hotel with Hemanth when she was found dead. Chithra reportedly finished filming at EVP Film City on Tuesday evening and returned to her hotel room around 2:30 a.m. In his statement to the police, Hemanth claimed that Chitra told him she would take a bath shortly after returning from filming.
However, she did not come out for a long time and did not answer when he knocked on the door. Then Hemanth called the hotel staff and when they opened the door with a double key, it was found hanging on the ceiling fan.