The actor's wife Bharati, 34, allegedly took her own life in Manikonda on Tuesday night.

Telugu television actor Madhu Prakash arrested for wifes death
news Crime Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 08:49
Written by  IANS

The Hyderabad Police on Wednesday arrested Telugu television actor Madhu Prakash of Kumkuma Puvvu fame on charges of dowry harassment, a day after his wife killed herself.

Madhu, who also played a small role in S.S. Rajamouli's blockbuster movie Baahubali, was arrested following a complaint by his in-laws. They also blamed him for her death.

“Father of the victim lodged a complaint against Madhu Prakash stating he used to harass her for dowry. The accused is apprehended and a case has been registered,” Ravinder, Circle Inspector, Raidurgam police station, told ANI.

The actor's wife Bharati, 34, allegedly committed suicide by hanging at their house in Manikonda on Tuesday night. According to reports, the body was first found by Madhu who returned from gym at around 7.30 pm on Tuesday.

Madhu had married Bharati, a native of Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh, in 2014. The couple used to fight frequently over Madhu returning home late at nights. Even on Tuesday morning, the couple allegedly fought and Bharati threatened to kill herself if Madhu didn’t return home early.

Bharati's parents alleged that he had been harassing her and was also into a relationship with another woman.

They claimed that Rs 15 lakh was given as dowry to Madhu at the time of marriage but he kept harassing her for more money.

Bharati's mother Tirumala said they had doubts over the cause of her death and demanded a thorough probe.

Following the complaint, the Raidurgam police have registered a case under Section 304 B IPC (punishment for dowry death) and took up investigation.

If you or anyone you know is feeling depressed or suicidal, consider reaching out to one of the following helplines:

Telangana government suicide prevention toll free number - 104

Roshni- 040-66202000, 66202001

SEVA- 09441778290, 040 - 27504682 (between 9 AM and 7 PM)



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