Telugu television actress Naga Jhansi (21) committed suicide at her house in Hyderabad last night. She was found hanging in her flat in an apartment building in Sri Nagar colony.
According to the police, the actress was alone in the flat. Her brother Durga Prasad alerted the neighbours when she did not respond to door knock. They broke open the door and found her hanging from ceiling fan.
Her body was shifted to government-run Gandhi Hospital for autopsy and a case was registered in Punjagutta police station. Hailing from Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, Jhansi acted in different serials including “Pavitra Bandhan” on MAA TV. She was running a beauty parlour in Ameerpet area for last few months.
According to Jhansi’s relatives, she was in love with a youth, said to be a distant relative. She was reportedly in depression for last few days. They suspect that failure in love could have led to the suicide. However, her parents claiming that they were not aware of her love affair.
It may be recalled that last year in April, an anchor with a Telugu news channel had committed suicide in the city. Radhika Reddy, 36, jumped off the fifth floor of her apartment building in the Moosapet area. She was apparently depressed after her divorce.