Telugu TV Industry
Popular television actor Pradeep Kumar committed suicide on Wednesday at his residence.
According to reports, 29-year-old Pradeep hanged himself in his house in Alkapuri Colony around 4 in the morning.
Pradeep had recently got married to TV artiste Pavani Reddy.
Pavani told the media that her husband and she had a minor argument late on Tuesday night.
“We had a party at home. My brother, sister and their children were there. They went back at around 12.30am. We began arguing at around 2am and he walked out of the house at 3am. I waited for him and then went to sleep at around 4am. It was just a small fight. I did not expect him to take such a step,” she said.
Pradeep got angry and smashed a mirror, thus injuring his hand.
Pavani told the police that Pradeep went to sleep after she administered to his wound.
“I got up in the early hours to wake up Pradeep as he had an early morning shooting schedule. When I opened the door, I found Pradeep hanging from the ceiling fan,” she told police, according to the TNIE report.
No suicide note was found. The police have registered a case and are looking into it.
Hyderabad ACP Ramanakumar told The News Minute, “The body has been sent for post mortem and we are waiting for the report. After we get the report, we will question the people on the the sets of his show Sapta Matrika and other people associated with him as he has not left a suicide note. We have also recorded his wife’s statement. She said that when Pradeep had come home last night, he said he had a long day at work and that he seemed very annoyed.”
Pradeep and Pavani had recently tied the knot; Image source: YouTube/Chandan Venigella Photograph
As per reports by TV9 Telugu, police suspect that a family problem could have led the actor to take the drastic step.
Other reports state that a financial problem could have pushed Pradeep to take this step.
Pradeep is known for having worked in several serials, including Saptha Matrika, and a few movies. He was also the lead in Tamil TV serial Sumangali which is telecast on Sun TV.
Pavani Reddy appears in Agnipooulu.