TV anchor and film actress Bhargavi has been murdered in her apartment reportedly by her live-in partner Praveen Kumar who is suspected to have committed suicide. Earlier reports suggested that the actress committed suicide.
According to C Ravi Varma, Hyderabad Deputy Commissioner of Police, it was a case of murder and suicide wherein Praveen stabbed Bhargavi to death and later committed suicide by consuming cyanide mixed in a soft drink.
The 25-year-old actress Bhargavi was staying in her single-bedroom flat in Banjara Hills. Bhargavi, who hailed from Guntur, started off as a stage singer in Praveen’s orchestra and later became an anchor in a television channel.
After appearing in TV serial Ammamma.Com, Bhargavi bagged the second heroine’s role in Telugu film Asta-Chemma which had a successful run. She was currently acting in her second film Holidays.
Police found a suicide note, purportedly written by Praveen, which said “we have decided to commit suicide since her mother is not allowing us to meet.”
Circumstantial evidence, however, suggested that Bhargavi resisted the suicide attempt following which an enraged Praveen might have stabbed her to death, according to investigating officials.