The mysterious death of Telugu actor Uday Kiran, who committed suicide by hanging himself in Hyderabad on Sunday night, has shocked everyone in Andhra Pradesh. Some people feel that there must be some foul play behind his act. But the Jubilee Hills police have revealed the cause for his suicide. They say that the 33-year-old actor, who acted in 19 films including three Tamil movies, ended his life due to his depression over not getting films.
Uday Kiran's wife Vishitha, who had gone out for a family party, rushed to the flat after he did not respond to her phone calls. She got opened the door of his apartment with the help of the neighbours only to find him hanging to the ceiling. She immediately took him to Jubilee Hills Apollo Hospital, where the doctors declared him dead. An autopsy was conducted on the body at government-run Osmania General Hospital. The body was later shifted to the mortuary at Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS).
A police officer quoted his wife and other family members as saying that he was in deep depression for the last few days. He refused to attend the birthday party of a relative in the city on Sunday night and sent his wife for the same. Vishitha grew suspicious when he did not respond to her phone calls after sending her an SMS reportedly expressing his love. She rushed to the flat where she found him hanging from the ceiling in the gym. With the help of neighbours, she shifted him to hospital.
Kiran was depressed over not getting any new film since February last year. Family members told police that he was in touch with a Tamil filmmaker and was waiting for his phone call Sunday. He became depressed when he did not get the call. Assistant Commissioner of Police Ashok Kumar told reporters that no suicide note was found. He said investigations were on to find the cause of the suicide.
Investigators, who gathered clues at the flat, also questioned security guard and the actor's neighbours. They also seized mobile phone and laptop and were analysing the data to investigate the cause that may have led to actor's tragic end.
Several Telugu film personalities expressed shock over Kiran's suicide. Those who rushed to the actor's house include actor Srikant and director Teja. "Not just Uday Kiran, any actor will get into depression if nobody is signing him," said Teja, who described him as a soft-spoken actor.
Meanwhile, a lawyer filed a petition in State Human Rights Commission, seeking direction to the government to order probe into the actor's suicide. Petitioner Arun Kumar alleged that four families were ruling the Telugu film industry and cited this as the cause for Kiran's suicide.
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