The police claimed that the duo had been harassing the victim and also humiliated her constantly.

Andhra police arrest two family members of Potti Ramesh after wifes suicideScreenshot: ETV Telugu
news News Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 07:59

The Gajuwaka police on Wednesday arrested two family members of TV artiste Chadalavada Ramesh, more commonly known as 'Potti' Ramesh, and booked a dowry harassment case against them.

According to reports, the two accused are Mahesh's sister Mahalakshmi, and her husband Mallikarjuna Rao.

This comes a day after family members of the victim, Tripurambika (22), who married Ramesh in December last year, alleged that harassment pushed her to take the extreme step.

The police claimed that the duo had been harassing Tripurambika mentally by demanding dowry, and also humiliated her constantly, which left her depressed.

"We would further enquire if  Ramesh and his parents had any role in the case. If it is proved, we would take action against them also," Gajuwaka inspector Immaneul Raju stated.

It was Ramesh’s sister, who found Tripurambika hanging from the ceiling fan in her room on Tuesday, following which family members broke the door open. 

She was declared brought dead by doctors, when rushed to the hospital. 

Ramesh, was said to be in Hyderabad when the incident occurred.

Ramesh is a comedy artiste, known for his work in the popular Telugu TV show titled 'Jabardasth', and 'Extra Jabardasth', which consists of short comedy skits.

It is hosted by Rashmi Gautam, with Actors Nagendra Babu and Roja as the judges.

The show airs on ETV and Ramesh does most of his skits along with Bhaskar, with their team called the “Bullet Bhaskar” team.

"My daughter’s in-laws and sister-in-law have been harassing her from day one. Mr Ramesh, who is a cousin of mine, is the sole breadwinner of their family. They were always trying to separate the couple out of fear that Ramesh may dump them if he has children,” Pushpalatha, the mother of the deceased had told the media.

The arrested duo were sent to judicial custody. 

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