Popular small screen actor Priyanka was found dead at her Valasaravakkam residence by her domestic worker today. She killed herself due to alleged marital issues.
The actor was part of tele serials such as Apoorva Ragangal, Bairavi, on Sun TV. She was most prominently noted for her role as the sister of the protagonist in one of the storylines in the TV serial ‘Vamsam’. Vamsam that aired on Sun TV was made by actor Ramya Krishnan and ran from 2013 to 2017.
Priyanka’s body has been sent to Royapettah Government Hospital for autopsy. Police have registered a case and are investigating.
The Tamil serial industry has witnessed quite a few deaths in the past few years. In 2016, Tamil TV actor Sai Prashanth was found dead at his residence in Chennai, leaving behind a suicide note. The police said that he had consumed poison.
In 2016, 29-year-old television show host and serial actor Sabarna Anand was found dead in her residence in Chennai. She was found lying in a pool of blood. The note suicide reportedly said she was struggling to get an opportunity in the film industry and was also facing turmoil in her relationship with a man.
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)