Popular Telugu television actress Naga Jhansi committed suicide at her house in Hyderabad on Wednesday, police said.
Jhansi was found hanging in her flat in an apartment building in Sri Nagar colony.
According to the police, the actress was alone in the flat. Her brother Durga Prasad alerted the neighbours when she did not respond to door knock. They broke open the door and found her hanging from ceiling fan.
Her body was shifted to government-run Gandhi Hospital for autopsy and a case was registered in Punjagutta police station.
The 21-year old actress is said to have taken such an extreme step over a failed relationship with her boyfriend Surya aka Nani. Jhansi and Nani are said to have been in a relationship for a while now but Nani’s parents were against their relationship.
They were unhappy with him planning to get married to Jhansi and this did not go down well with her. Police officials reached her residence after they were informed by neighbours of the actress’ death.
Jhansi is known for her role in popular Telugu daily soap Pavitra Bandham. The actress hails from Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh and lives alone in Srinagar Colony in Hyderabad.
Jhansi’s mobile phone has been seized and police is examining the call data and chat records.