Smirija, the wife of a budding Tamil actor Siddharth Gopinath, was found dead on Wednesday morning at her residence in Maduravoyal. Smirija allegedly killed herself late on Tuesday following a heated argument with her husband. The events leading to her suicide are yet unknown.
Speaking to TNM, a police official from Maduravoyal station confirmed that RDO investigations are currently on and more details are awaited. An RDO enquiry is ordered whenever a woman dies under suspicious circumstances within seven years of marriage.
"RDO enquiry has been ordered. We don't have any details yet. Postmortem is yet to take place. We will know more in a couple of days. Since RDO enquiry is in progress, we cannot say much now," the officer said.
He further added, "The husband had called the police in the morning to inform of his wife's suicide."
Aspiring actor Siddharth Gopinath had appeared in the 2015 film Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka starring Aadhi and Nikki Galrani. The film was directed by Sathya Prabhas Pinisetty and produced by Ravi Raja Pinisetty. The film was also released in Telugu. The film received a lukewarm response at the box office.
In July this year, popular small screen actor Priyanka was found dead at her Valasaravakkam residence by her domestic worker. She had allegedly killed herself due to marital issues.
If you are aware of anyone facing mental health issues or feeling suicidal, please provide help.
State health department suicide helpline number - 104
Sneha Suicide Prevention Centre - 044-24640050 (listed as the sole suicide prevention helpline in TN)