VJ Chitra’s parents want another probe into their suicide case, plan to meet CM
Two years after Tamil actor VJ Chitra committed suicide at a Chennai hotel on December 9, 2020, his parents have now demanded a re-investigation of the case.
The Pandian Stores actor was found hanging in a hotel room, following which her husband Hemnath Ravi was arrested by the Nazarathpet police for abetment to suicide. Police initially considered it to be a case of suicide but Hemnath was booked under section 306 of the IPC (Indian Penal Code) after Chitra’s family allegedly committed dishonesty.
However, later, on February 15, Hemnath was granted conditional bail after he could not find any incriminating evidence against him. But, recently Hemnath claimed that his life is in danger and he needs police protection.
Stating that he did not kill his wife, Hemnath had said that there was a threat to his life from people because of Chitra’s death. “My life is in danger because of the political leader who caused Chitra’s death,” Hemnath claimed. He further said that people were threatening him that he would kill him if he tried to speak the truth.
Hemnath had also claimed that he was living in his lawyer’s house out of fear and wanted to prove his innocence in the suicide case.
But, Chitra’s parents rubbished these claims and alleged that Hemnath was spreading false information to evade arrest. He accused Hemnath of taking this extreme step.
Reportedly, the parents have also planned to meet the Chief Minister and are demanding another probe into Chitra’s suicide.
On the day of Chitra’s death, Hemnath claimed that he was with her in the hotel, but had gone out for a while. When Hemnath returned, he said that the door was closed and when he opened it, Chitra’s body was lying inside.
Notably, Hemnath and Chitra had registered their marriage only a few months before they were found dead. They had also planned to hold a traditional wedding and reception in January.
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