Kerala: Actor Shahana found dead in Kozhikode flat, husband taken into custody
The parents of the deceased have alleged that Sajjad may have killed their daughter, following which the police arrested him. (Photo: Twitter)
New Delhi: Model-cum-actor Shahana BK, 20, daughter of Altaf and Umaiba and a native of Cheruvathur in Kasaragod, was found dead in her rented flat in Kozhikode. Her husband, Sajjad Rasheed, 31, a resident of Kakkadi, said her body was found hanging from the window grill in the Parambil market flat around midnight on Thursday.
Sahana’s parents had alleged that their daughter faced domestic abuse at the hands of her husband Sajjad. Police have started investigation by taking her husband into custody.
“Shahana contacted us on Thursday evening. It was his 20th birthday. She told me that she would come to his house to celebrate her birthday. she was very happy. I don’t think he has committed suicide.
Sahana, a model and actress by profession, lived with her husband Sajjad in a rented flat in Parambil Bazar, Kozhikode. The police recovered his body from his residence at 11 pm on Thursday. The parents of the deceased have alleged that Sajjad may have killed their daughter, following which the police arrested him.
News reports suggest that the woman’s husband has been taken into police custody and is being questioned. A case of unnatural death has been registered in this regard.
“We have come to know that they had a fight over a check received by her for modeling. His version is that he hanged himself at the window. We are probing whether his actions were enough to cause death,” ACP Sudarshan told the media.
Shahana married Sajjad, a native of Kozhikode, a year and a half ago. Sajjad was working in Qatar when the two tied the knot.
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