Telugu television actor Naga Jhansi killed herself at her house in Hyderabad on Wednesday, police said. 21-year-old Jhansi was found in her flat in an apartment complex in Sri Nagar colony in the city.
According to the police, the actor was alone in the flat at the time of the incident. Her brother Durga Prasad alerted the neighbours when she did not respond to repeated knocks on the door. They broke open the door and found her dead. Her body was shifted to government-run Gandhi Hospital for an autopsy and a case was registered in the Punjagutta police station.
Hailing from Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, Jhansi acted in different serials including Pavitra Bandhan on MAA TV. She had gained popularity in a short period of time because of the show. She was running a beauty parlour in Ameerpet area for the last few months.
Media reports suggest that Jhansi's relatives told the police that she was in love with a man, who was a distant relative, and her family did not approve of the relationship, which left her depressed.
Jhansi's mobile phone has been seized and police are examining the call data and chat records to ascertain more details. The police said that a case has been registered and further details were awaited.
In April last year, popular news anchor of Telugu news channel, V6, V Radhika Reddy allegedly killed herself by jumping from her building in Moosapet in Hyderabad. She left a suicide note stating that she was suffering from depression.
The suicide note was recovered from her bag which she had left behind on the building.
â€śDue to depression I am killing myself. Nobody else is the reason. My brain is my enemy,â€ť she wrote.
Shocked at her sudden death, several journalists had taken to social media to express their condolences.
Those in need of counselling can contact Roshni, a suicide helpline operational every day from 11 am to 9 pm. Roshni can be reached at 040 66202000/2001.