A supporting Kollywood actor was found dead in her house in Kotturpuram on Monday. The police said 31-year-old Shobhana committed suicide by hanging from the ceiling.
The police said Shobana was suffering from Chikungunya. Due to the ailment, she lost a few chances to act in Tamil movies. This may be the reason for her suicide, they said. “We have not received any complaints of suspicion about the death. We have registered a case of suicide,” a police officer said. Shobana was alone at her apartment in H’ Block in Kotturpuram Housing Board Colony on Monday when she committed suicide. Her mother Rani had gone to buy some medicines.
When Rani returned in the noon, she found the door locked from inside. She knocked several times, but Shobana did not respond. Rani broke open the door with the help of some neighbours and found her daughter hanging from the ceiling. Kotturpuram police rushed to the house and sent the body to a government hospital for a postmortem. Shobana had acted in several television serials pairing with Vennira Aadai’ Murthy in Meendum Meendum Sirippu’.