A case has been registered against the actor under Section 304B [dowry death] of the Indian Penal Code 1860.
Hyderabad Police arrested Southern TV actor Madhu Prakash in connection with the death of his wife .The actor was apprehended after the girl’s family members registered a complaint against him with Raidurgam Police alleging that she took the extreme step over dowry harassment by her in-laws.
The Police Officer further told that the girl’s father alleged that Madhu had also beaten his daughter several times. Madhu used to harass Bharti for dowry and he had even beaten her which abetted her to commit suicide, her father mentioned in the complaint.A case has been registered against the actor under Section 304B [dowry death] of the IPC. He will be sent to Judicial Custody on Thursday, the Police said.
Madhu and Bharti got married in 2015 and were living together at their Hyderabad home. But the couple fought frequently and Bharti suspected him of having an extra-marital affair with a co-star.
Madhu, on the other hand, said that Bharti used to be upset about his late working hours. On the day of the incident, ie., on Tuesday morning, he told her that he is going for the gym and instead went for the shoot. When Bharti found out about it, she asked him to return home, threatening to commit suicide. The actor ignored her call and when he returned home at around 7.30 p.m , he found her hanging by the ceiling fan inside her room.
Meanwhile, a police investigation is underway.
Madhu played a small role in ace filmmaker, S.S.Rajamouli’s ‘Baahubali’.
Currently, he is seen playing ‘Rudra’ in daily soap ‘Kumkum Pavvu’.
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