TV actress Chitra Hemanath’s husband arrested for alleged incitement to suicide

The husband of TV actress Chitra, Hemanath, has been arrested by Nazrathpet police for alleged incitement to suicide. She died by suicide on 9 December.

The husband of late actress Chitra Hemanath has been arrested by the police.

Hemanath, husband of popular television actress VJ Chitra, was arrested by police Nazrathpet on December 15 for alleged incitement to suicide. Police have gathered evidence to strike a case against Hemanath. Chitra in the wee hours of December 9 was found hanging at her hotel room. She was 28 years old. Chitra became famous for her role as a serial actress in Pandian Stores.


Chitra Hemanath’s husband was arrested by the police and was produced at the Poonamalle Court of Appeal. He was now housed in Ponneri Prison after interrogation for six days. He was ordered under Article 306 of IPC (Indian Penal Code). Reportedly, the police have gathered enough evidence against him. More details about Hemanath’s arrest will soon be made public.

Chitra and Hemanath recorded their marriage two months ago. They also planned a traditional wedding and reception in January.

According to reports, Hemanath did not like Chitra to perform intimate scenes in her series and the reality show shows that she used to perform. The couple had a nasty argument about the same thing. Earlier it was reported that Hemanath visited the sets of Pandian Stores and reprimanded her.

Chitra Vijaya’s mother claimed that her daughter would not hang herself and demanded a fair investigation.


On December 9, Chitra reached his hotel in Nazrathpet on the outskirts of Chennai around 2.30am. She wanted to freshen up and locked the door from the inside. As Chitra did not long open the door, Hemanath, with the help of the hotel staff, opened the door with a replacement key.

Hemanath and the hotel staff found Chitra hanging from the ceiling fan. Initial investigative reports suggested it was a suicide and that the scars on her face were caused by herself.

Since Chitra died within seven years of marriage, RDO (Revenue Divisional Officer) is investigating the case.

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