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Kannada actor Darshan's manager Sridhar dies by suicide in Bengaluru farmhouse

Updated on: 19 June,2024 11:59 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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Sridhar, who was involved in a murder case, died by suicide on Tuesday at the actor's farmhouse in Bengaluru

Kannada actor Darshan's manager Sridhar dies by suicide in Bengaluru farmhouse

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Kannada actor Darshan Thoogudeepa's manager, Sridhar, who was reportedly involved in a murder case, died by suicide on Tuesday at the actor's farmhouse in Bengaluru, as reported by The Times of India. Sridhar left a suicide note asking the police not to involve his family in the investigation.


Kannada actor Darshan's manager Sridhar dies by suicide



The report states that Sridhar's suicide note mentioned he took his life due to loneliness. He also released a video message asking the police not to involve his family in the case. Police are investigating any link between Sridhar's suicide and the murder of Renukaswamy, who was allegedly killed by Darshan and his associates.


What happened?

On 11th June, Kannada actor Darshan was taken into custody by Mysuru police in a murder case. Reportedly, he was arrested from his farmhouse in Mysuru. The actor, an accused, in the Renuka Swamy murder case, was arrested along with ten others.

According to reports, after being taken from his farmhouse, he is being transported back to Bengaluru for further questioning. The Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) confirmed that the 47-year-old was picked up for his alleged involvement in the case. Darshan is known for films like 'Anatharu' (2007), 'Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna' (2012) and 'Kaatera' (2023).

According to the police, the victim, Renuka Swamy, was murdered on June 8.  A day later her body was found in a drain near Kamakshipalya. The victim was from Chitradurga, over 200 km from Karnataka's capital. 

Pavithra Gowda interrogated:

Darshan’s second wife, Pavithra Gowda, was questioned by the police on Tuesday in connection with the murder case of the actor’s fan, 33-year-old Renukaswamy. Police sources stated that Pavithra Gowda is being questioned on charges of allegedly conspiring in the crime.

They said police have leads indicating that Pavithra Gowda was present when Darshan and his associates were allegedly attacking the victim.

Sources also said that after Renukaprasad died due to the grievous injuries inflicted allegedly by the actor and his henchmen, Darshan had beaten her up as well, saying that the trouble happened because of her.

The victim, Renukaprasad, used to post derogatory messages on Pavithra Gowda’s Instagram every time she used to put up her pictures with Darshan.

Further investigation is underway in the case.

(with inputs from agencies)

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