According to the CCB police sources, 29-year old Suma is the wife of a Nagarbhavi resident named Rakesh. She has played a sub inspector in TV serial 'Rangoli', slum dweller in 'Mangalya', auto driver in 'Baduku'. She has also played important roles in TV soaps like 'Kunkuma Bhagya' and 'Minchu' and Sandalwood movies like Tayi, Benki Birugali and Arbhata.
Another actress Lakshmi, 47, is the wife of Sundaraj and she is a pimp. She has played a lawyer in TV serial 'Radhika' and a small role in 'Kunkum Bhagya'. She is residing near Karumariyamma temple on Magadi road. Another guy named Srinivas, who is a car driver, is also a pimp and is now absconding after the police raid.
According to the police sources, Suma used to charge 20,000 per hour. She was engaged in flesh trade, when the police conducted a raid on the Madhu Lodge in Bangalore. Now, both the actresses have been arrested by the police under the charges of prostitution. The TV stars will be produced before court soon.
These days, the CCB police of Bangalore seem to be after models and actresses. They are conducting raids at star hotels to curb down the prostitution racket in the city. Now, Television actresses Suma and Lakshmi are the latest victims to the police campaign against prostitution. The small screen stars have been caught red handed at the Madhu Lodge, West of Cord road in Bangalore today (Wednesday, June 01).