Another domestic violence drama stalks Sandalwood

Published: 27 October, 2011 06:51 IST | Johnlee Abraham |

After actor Darshan was accused of beating wife, Prasanth of I Love You fame is absconding after being embroiled in dowry harassment case

After actor Darshan was accused of  beating wife, Prasanth of I Love You fame is absconding after being embroiled in dowry harassment case

After Sandalwood star Darshan was hauled up for beating his wife, now yet another actor from the industry has allegedly committed the same offence. Actor Prasanth of Orata I Love You fame is allegedly absconding after assaulting his wife Shashirekha.

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Film Inst, Prashanth married Shashirekha  in 2004. File pic

The accused had been slapped with a case of dowry harassment at the Halasuru Gate Women's Police Station last month. However, since then, she claims that she received no help on the matter from the cops.

On Monday, Shashirekha learnt that her husband has been living with another woman in Dollars Colony. She barged into the said flat and dragged him to the local Sanjaynagar Police Station, but the drama took a dramatic turn and the actor reportedly jumped the compound wall of the police station and managed to escape.

"He used to beat me up severely earlier, but last month he crossed the line. That is why I approached the Halasuru Gate Women's Police cell. Since then, he left home and was on the run. I came to know that he has been staying in Dollars Colony with another woman," said Shashirekha.

Following this incident, Shashirekha claims that the cops at the Sanjaynagar police station refused to listen to her pleas and did not arrest Prasanth. She approached Police Commissioner Jyotiprakash Mirji yesterday, requesting him to take cognizance of the matter. Shashirekha has filed a complaint against the Sanjaynagar police with the police commissioner office for assisting in her husband's escape.

Sources from the Sanjaynagar police station, however, claim that the couple never even came to the station. The matter is now under investigation and the actor is untraceable. Prashanth and Shashirekha have been married for eight years and have a five-year-old child. After gaining recognition for his movie Orata I Love You, other movies starring Prashanth - Maharshi, Anjadiru and Sampigeya - bombed.

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