Popular Tamil actress VJ Chitra Kamaraj was recently found dead at a hotel in Nazarathpettai, Chennai in the early hours of Wednesday (9th December).
The 28-year-old actress allegedly committed suicide in a hotel room where she stayed with her fiancé, Hemanth Ravi.
Reports say that the “Pandian Stores” actress returned to the hotel around 1:30am after a shooting session. Her husband told the police that after she came back to the hotel, Chitra had asked him to wait outside, so she could take a bath.
After waiting for a while, Ravi repeatedly knocked the door but there wasn’t any response from the 28-year-old. This prompted her husband to inform a hotel staff, who helped him open the door with a spare key. To their surprise, they found Chitra’s body hanging from a fan (using a Saree as a rope) before immediately contacting the police at around 3:30am.
According to The News Minute, friends and family of the deceased actress suspect foul play in her death. On the other hand, Chitra’s father, a retired police officer, doesn’t believe there was any foul play involved and had requested the police to investigate her daughter’s death in a fair manner.
While there was no suicide note found in the room, the police have seized Chitra’s phone to check if there were any evidence that could help with the investigation. Moreover, her body has been sent to the Kilpauk Government Medical College Hospital for further autopsy.
According to PinkVilla, photos of her corpse surfaced on the internet, which led to her fans questioning on the marks on her cheek and chin. Nevertheless, the official postmortem update has not been released yet.
Chitra rose to popularity after she played the role of Mullai in a famous ongoing TV Show, “Pandian Stores”.