Actress Hema Sri, who died under mysterious circumstances on Tuesday, was married to Surenda Babu, a realtor, on June 21, 2011, at Tirupati.
Apparently, they did not share a cordial relationship as she filed cases against him on a few occasions.
Just three days after the wedding, she had met police commissioner and had filed a case alleging Babu of forcibly marrying her and threatening her of dire consequences.
“Even my parents got me married to Babu by blackmailing me. Though I was reluctant to marry him, he had tied my hands and legs and had kept me in a locked room. Later, he married me forcibly at Tirupati,” she had alleged in her complaint.
Further, she had stated that she was told that he was 32 years old, but in fact, he was 52 years old.
“I did not know that I was his second wife and I do not want to live with him anymore. Legal action should be initiated against him for cheating,” she had demanded. However, she had withdrawn the case the very next day. A few months later, she had filed a similar case and had withdrawn it again.
It is said that Babu had given `50 lakh to her parents when he married Hema Sri. He had also allegedly sold land belonging to Hema Sri for `45 crore and a case was registered in this connection, it is learnt.
The couple was residing in Banashankari III Stage. Babu had contested from Bangalore North Lok Sabha constituency on a JD (S) ticket in the last election.
Hema Sri had contested from Chikkanayakanahalli assembly constituency from BSP. She had acted in 30 TV serials and films including Sirivantha and Varsha.