Three men, including RX-100 film producer, drove Telugu actor to end life: Police

By: Express Web Desk | Hyderabad |

September 17, 2020 3:08:37 pm

Sravani Kondapalli died on Tuesday in Hyderabad. (Photo: sravani_actor/Instagram)

A TV actor, a realtor, and a Tollywood producer are behind bars in reference to the loss of life of TV actor Sravani Kondapalli in Hyderabad. The 26-year-old ended her life on September 8, allegedly due to the harassment of the three accused, who’ve been charged with abetment to suicide.

While TV actor Ambati Devaraja Reddy (24) and realtor Mangamuthula Sai Krishna Reddy(28) have been arrested by SR Nagar police earlier this week, Tollywood producer Gummakonda Ashok Reddy surrendered earlier than the police on Wednesday. All three have been remanded to judicial custody.

Sravani, a local of Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, got here to Hyderabad eight years in the past to act in TV serials. Eventually, she landed meaty roles in well-liked serials equivalent to “Manasu Mamatha” and “Mounaragam”. On the night of September 8, Sravani went to bathe and didn’t return even after an hour. Her members of the family within the subsequent room grew suspicious and broke the door open to discover her unconscious. Doctors at a company hospital declared her “brought dead”. In her final cellphone dialog with Devaraja Reddy, police mentioned, Sravani accused the three of driving her to suicide.

Joint Commissioner of Police AR Srinivas informed the press that every one three accused have been in a relationship with the deceased at totally different closing dates and every had promised to marry her. They continued to harass her over her different relationships, he mentioned.

Sravani met Sai Krishna in 2015 they usually have been in a relationship for 3 years earlier than parting methods. Sai Krishna was additionally acquainted along with her members of the family and had supported them financially, police mentioned. In 2017, Sravani acted within the film ‘Prematha Karthik’ produced by Ashok Reddy. During this era, police say, she was in a relationship with him. Ashok Reddy, who went on to produce hit film RX-100, remained in contact along with her household after their break-up, police mentioned.

In August 2019, she met Devaraja Reddy on TikTok. As Devaraja was an aspiring actor, each of them met in Kakinada and shot a number of TikTok movies which later went viral on the video-sharing platform. According to a police press notice, Devaraja Reddy got here to Hyderabad in November to audition for a serial and stayed with Sravani and her household for 9 days. It was then that he got here throughout Sai Krishna Reddy and Ashok Reddy on Sravani’s cellphone and began suspecting her. He started avoiding her and issues between the 2 soured to the extent that each their households filed circumstances towards one another in June 2020, added the police notice.
However, police claimed Sravani tried to patch up with Devaraja Reddy. “Upon finding out the same, Ashok Reddy, Sai Krishna Reddy and family members of the deceased harassed the deceased physically and mentally,” in accordance to the press notice.

A day earlier than she died by suicide, Sravani met with Devaraja Reddy. “While they were about to leave the hotel after dinner around 10.30 pm, Sai Krishna Reddy came and tried to attack Devaraja Reddy. But Sravani intervened, Sai Krishna Reddy slapped Sravani and forcibly took her in an auto to her house,” the police mentioned.

Around 6 pm on September 8, she spoke with Devaraja Reddy and mentioned she was ending her life due to the harassment of Devaraja Reddy, Sai Krishna Reddy, and Ashok Reddy, the police added.

A police officer investigating the case informed indianexpress.com that Sravani’s dad and mom alleged that Devaraja Reddy has been harassing her. “Parents say she wanted to marry Sai Krishna Reddy and not Devaraja Reddy. A day before she died, Sai Krishna had tried to attack Devaraja. Whereas Ashok Reddy was also harassing her by laying down conditions and restrictions on her freedom. Due to the torture from everyone, she decided to end her life,” he mentioned.

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