Actor Unni Dev, known among Malayalam cinema fans for his roles in popular films like Aadu, Idi, Inspector Dawood Ibrahim, Rakshadhikari Baiju, Mandharam, Janamaithri to name a notable few, had gotten married to Priyanka on November 21, 2019. Unni, the younger son of late actor Rajan P Dev, was living with Priyanka at Angamaly in Ernakulam and had allegedly engaged in physical violence against his wife. Priyanka, who had gone back to her parents house, committed suicide on Wednesday and had filed a complaint at the Vattappara police station a day earlier stating that Unni was physically abusing her who also made a demand for a dowry. She was 26. 

The news of Priyanka's demise a day after filing the complaint against Unni Dev has left people in the Malayalam film industry as well fans shocked. A relative of Priyanka, Reshma, has claimed that the couple were happily in love and things looked good between the two at the beginning, but their relationship began turning sour when Unni started assaulting her. Furthermore, Priyanka's relatives have alleged that Unni sold her jewels for his own needs, while he also used to get money transfered to his bank account every now and then from her mother. They have also stated that Unni had sent Priyanka out of the house after he had taken everything from her. Despite the hardships, Priyanka was intent on taking this matter to the court, but had resorted to the extreme step after receiving a phone call. As of now, the case is still under investigation, with further details awaited.