Telugu serial actress Sravani Kondapalli death case controversy - RX 100 producer absconding
Popular Telugu serial actress Sravani Kondapalli committed suicide on September 8 by hanging herself in her house at Madhuranagar, SR Nagar police limits, in Hyderabad. The 26-year-old actress, who garnered a strong fan following after starring in hit TV serials such as Manasu Mamata and Mounaragam, had reportedly resorted to such a drastic step after being harassed by a Devaraj Reddy alias Sunny, whom she had befriended on TikTok, with her family then filing a case on him. In turn, Devaraj Reddy had issued a statement saying the opposite and claimed that Sravani's parents and a Sai Kumar Reddy were the ones who had been harassing her.
Following her body being sent for a post-mortem to the Osmania General Hospital, the Hyderabad police after an investigation into the case announced the names of three accused among whom include RX 100 movie producer Ashok Reddy Gummakonda, Sai Kumar Reddy and the formerly stated Devaraj Reddy. An FIR has been filed against them with the police arresting Devaraj and Sai Kumar Reddy. As for Ashok Reddy Gummakonda, he is said to be absconding, the police stated.
Addressing the media, DCP Srinivas said that Sravani Kondapalli had known Sai Kumar Reddy for nearly three years and was later introduced to Ashok Reddy Gummakonda, who had produced the Telugu film, Prematho Mee Karthik, in which she was cast in a small role. The actress had then met Devaraj Reddy in 2019, with Sai Kumar Reddy later revealing to her that he wasn't fond of her new friendship with the TikToker. Sai Kumar is then said to have informed Sravani's family, following which she was harassed, with Ashok Reddy too reportedly involved in the incident.
It is further stated that all three of them had made marriage proposals to Sravani, but did not proceed anywhere beyond their words. The police have also revealed that they have come in possession of recordings of the actress making harassment accusations by her parents, Ashok Reddy and Sai Kumar. In the audio calls that had earlier surfaced online allegedly between the three accused and Sravani, the actress is heard threatening to kill herself due to the stress that she is being put through.
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