By Arré Bench Sep. 10, 2020
As the world observes Suicide Prevention Day, a 26-year-old Telugu television actor Kondapalli Sravani had taken her own life. The suicide epidemic continues to haunt India, especially the entertainment industry, and needs our attention.
In the last few months, as investigations into the tragic death of Sushant Singh Rajput have continued to make headlines, a number of deaths by suicide in the film and TV industry have shaken the country to the core.
On Thursday, as we observe World Suicide Prevention Day, news has broken that Telugu television actor Kondapalli Sravani had died by suicide. The actor is said to have taken her own life on Tuesday night in her Hyderabad home while members of her family were present, the police said. She was 26.
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The young woman’s family has, meanwhile, alleged that there had been some foul play leading to her death. Sravani was reportedly close friends with a man named Devraj, who she met on Tik Tok, and who, her brother says, had blackmailed her for money.
The actor had also filed a case against Devraj back in June for harassment. The police will now investigate his role in the death, even as the actor’s co-stars posted tributes on social media. Sravani had appeared in a number of popular Telugu soaps in her career.