Telugu Television actress Sravani Kondapalli died by suicide on Tuesday at her residence in Hyderabad. She was 26.
According to family members, Sravani had entered her room on the pretext of taking a shower. When she did not come out of the room for over an hour, they broke open the door and found her body. The police did not find any suicide note.
She was found dead in her home at Madhuranagar, SR Nagar police limits, in Hyderabad. The body of the actor has been shifted to Osmania General Hospital for a post mortem.
Family alleges harassment
According to local media reports, Sravani Kondapalli’s family members have blamed the actor’s former friend Devaraju for the suicide.
“Devaraju was arrested in June for allegedly harassing Sravani Kondapalli. He was allegedly forcing her to marry him. Later, they started talking again, and the family had questioned this. Now, it is the allegation of the family that she ended her life due to harassment by Devaraju,” said V Narasimha Reddy, SHO of SR Nagar Police Station to Indian Express.
Sravani Kondapalli’s brother also alleged that Devraj had been harassing the actress for money. He said, “My sister told me that she is under pressure as he was blackmailing her. She said that she has a shooting to attend, but she soon took this extreme decision.”
A case against Devaraji has been registered under IPC section 306. The investigation is underway.
Sravani Kondapalli’s co-star in the serial Mounaragam, Priyanka Jain, took to Instagram to express sorrow at her death.
“This wasn’t the way to go, My heart cries as I write this, Never thought that I would post it like this, Rest in peace love. I just so wish you come and hug me the way you used to, Gonna miss you forever (sic),” Priyanka Jain wrote, sharing a picture with Sravani from the sets of the serial.
Take a look at her post here:
Sravani Kondapalli had been a popular face in the Telugu television industry. The actress had worked in various serials like Manasu Mamata and Mounaragam.
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