Over two weeks after Tollywood comedian Vijay Sai was found hanging at his residence in Hyderabad, his wife surrendered to the Jubilee Hills police station on Wednesday.
Vanitha Sai had been absconding following her husband's death.
"All these allegations against me are false. I have no connection to his death. They have trapped me in this case. I'm fighting for justice. I was on the run only so that I could gather enough evidence," she told reporters, before being escorted by the police.
Thirty-eight-year-old Vijay Sai had hanged himself from a ceiling fan using a bed sheet on December 11. No suicide note was found initially.
However, on December 12, the police recovered a video taken by him on his mobile phone before ending his life, in which he allegedly blamed his wife and two others for driving him to take the extreme step.
The video was later sent for forensic examination. On a complaint by Vijay's father, Subba Rao, the police registered a case against Vanitha, a lawyer Srinivas and a Sashidhar.
The police claimed that he had accused his wife and two others of harassing him continuously, and demanding Rs 3 crore to settle a divorce dispute between the couple.
A case was registered under the Section 306 (Abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The actor's parents had also claimed that Vanitha was responsible for Vijay's death as she was allegedly harassing him constantly.
Vanita, however, dismissed the allegations against her. She alleged that Vijay had even beaten her up on some occasions but she never revealed this.
Initially, just after his death was discovered, when the police had escorted her to Osmania Hospital, where his body had been kept for the autopsy, she broke down. She had told reporters then that she failed to understand why he took the extreme step when their divorce case was pending in court.
After this, the police claimed she was absconding.
Even as the police were on the lookout for her, Vanitha released a video on December 16, along with two photos that showed Vijay kissing other women, accusing him of having extra-marital affairs.
"We have been apart from the last three years. Still, people are saying that I'm responsible for his death. I have an answer for all these rumours and questions. I will soon make it public. I'm not running away as I have not done anything wrong," she claimed in the video.
"I'm collecting more photos, videos and recordings. I have a lot of evidence. I will gather everything and then surrender to the police," she had said.
Vijay made his debut with the movie Ammayilu Abbayilu in 2003. Later, he played a comedian in movies like Current, Vara Prasad Potti Prasad, Bommarillu, Okariki Okaru, Brindavanam and Mr Manmadha. His last film was Dhanalaxmi Talupu Tadite, which was released in 2015.
He had also worked as a child artist in Swati Kiranam, which released in 1992