Popular Tamil TV actor VJ Chitra was found dead at a hotel room in Chennai early on Wednesday. Initial reports suggested Chitra may have ended her life by suicide.
Chitra, who was 29, had risen to fame with her role as Mullai Kathiravan on the soap opera Pandian Stores, which first aired in October 2018. Chitra had also become popular as the host of multiple TV shows on various channels such as Makkal TV, Jaya
Sources reported Chitra had checked into a hotel in Chennai’s Nazrathpet area around 1:00 am on Wednesday after completing a shoot. A police officer told The News Minute “The hotel manager called the police helpline number 100 about 3:30am on Wednesday. We are currently investigating the cause of her death.”
Chitra was, reportedly, staying at the hotel with her fiance, Hemanth.”Hemanth has claimed that Chitra told him she was going for a bath soon after returning from the shoot. However, apparently she didn’t come out for a long time, nor did she respond when he knocked at the door.
Hemanth then called the hotel staff and when they opened the door with a duplicate key, she was reportedly found hanging from the ceiling fan,” sources reported.