Popular Tamil actress VJ Chitra was found dead in her hotel room in Nazrathpet, Chennai, India on Dec 9. It is suspected she committed suicide. She was 29.
“Around 2.30-2.45am today, the hotel manager called the police helpline number informing about the incident. Based on that information, we immediately reached the hotel. The body was recovered and sent to Kilpauk government hospital for post mortem. We are ascertaining the cause of death," a police official told indianexpress.com
Chitra was said to have just finished shooting and returned to her hotel room which she was sharing with her fiance, Hemanth Kumar.
According to Indiaglitz entertainment site, Hemanth told police that the actress looked depressed upon returning and told him she needed a bath. When she did not respond after a long period of time, he requested help from the hotel management. Upon opening the door, they found her hanging using her saree.
Her death has shocked the Kollywood industry. Fans and colleagues have flooded social media with condolences messages to the family.