Popular film and television artiste Alekhya alias Suseela committed suicide in Chennai on Monday. She played roles in films like Pelli Sandadi and Appula Apparao and TV serials in Telugu and Tamil like Balanagamma Pelli, Katha Kaani Katha and Naniyam. The actress hails from Amalapuram and her husband Suryanarayana died a few years ago.
Alekhya was staying in Rangarajapuram of Chennai and was mentally upset after her husband's death. She was addicted to liquor recently. As she was consuming liquor, her son Ravi left for his friend's house. In an inebriated condition, she reportedly suffered severe mental stress and committed suicide by hanging from a ceiling fan in their house.
The police registered a case and shifted the body to Rayapet government hospital. After holding the inquest and post-mortem, the body would be shifted to their native place Amalapuram on Wednesday, her family sources said.