Telugu music TV anchor K Nirosha was found dead on Wednesday. Police said she had commited suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan in her hostel room in Sindhi Colony, Secunderabad. Nirosha was 23. The police have registered a case under Section 174 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
Police have said that Nirosha was on a video call with her boyfriend Ritwik — who is based in Canada — whem she committed suicide. The duo reportedly had an argument, after which an upset Nirosha threatened to kill herself, reported the Deccan Chronicle. She followed through on her threat while the call was still in progress. Ritwik then called Nirosha’s relatives for help, who in turn contacted the police.
Police officials have said that they received a call around midnight from Nirosha’s relatives, but by the time they reached her hostel, Nirosha was already dead. Her phone was switched off. Police did not give a statement about what felt may have led Nirosha to take the extreme step. “We don't know the exact reason yet. She made a call before ending her life and we are trying to find out whose number it is," the police said.
Nirosha was working with Gemini TV and had previously worked as a reporter on another channel.
The news of her death comes just days after Tamil TV actor Sai Prashanth committed suicide, reportedly by consuming poison. Police had recovered a note from Prashanth in which he said he was ending his life as he was unable to cope with the pressures of his work. It has been argued that rather than seeing such suicides in isolation, they need to be seen in the larger context of the tremendous pressures that young actors in Kollywood and related industries face.
With inputs from IANS