Director ends life as film fails to take off

Kabilan was unable to finish his movie as financier backed out.

Published: 31st July 2013 08:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st July 2013 08:16 AM   |  A+A-

A fledgling movie director, whose first film’s remained incomplete as its shooting was stopped over financial issues in 2012, has committed suicide by hanging at his residence in Valasaravakkam on Monday night.

Kabilan Che (28), who had directed a slew of short films, had started work on his first movie titled Karuvi in 2012. However, its shooting was stopped midway that year after the financier backtracked. Police said that Kabilan, who was looking for opportunities to continue the shooting.

A resident of Thirumalai Nagar in Valasaravakkam, Kabilan had dropped his wife Sathya at her mother’s home on Monday night.

However, after he returned home, he telephoned his wife and said he cannot succeed in completing the film due to mounting debts and has decided to end his life. Sathya immediately rushed home to find the apartment’s doors locked. She forced open the main door with the help of neighbours only to find Kabilan hanging in their bedroom with a dhoti. His body was lowered and taken to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival. The body was then moved to Government Royapettah Hospital for postmortem.

Man Leaps to Death

A 35-year-old hotel employee, who was upset at the recent demise of his brother, committed suicide by jumping from the terrace of the four-storied apartment complex where his friend stayed at Spur Tank Road in the early hours of Tuesday.

Police said Raji (35), a native of Kerala, worked at a hotel in the city and lived in a rented house in the same locality.

He had returned from Kerala and was depressed over his brother’s death. When he rejoined work on Monday, Raji was allegedly pulled up by his superiors for going on leave for several days.

Raji had reportedly became an alcoholic and was having problems at work because of this as well. After work, Raji visited his friend Aneesh and shared drinks with him on the terrace of his residence. Aneesh dozed off as they were drinking.

Around 4 am on Tuesday, Raji reportedly shouted out loud that he was going to end his life and leaped from the terrace. The complex’s security guard found Raji lying in a pool of blood.

Quarry Blast Kills 1

An explosion at a quarry in Tambaram on Monday evening killed a worker and injured another.

Police said that when the explosives went off, Subramani (45) fell into a ten-feet gorge and died. The other, Velapandi, sustained injuries due to rocks that were scattered due to the the blast. He is undergoing treatment at a private hospital.

1 Dies in Mishap

A 35-year-old man was killed on the spot and another sustained injuries, when the bike they were travelling rammed into a road median at Asar Khana in Meenambakkam on Monday evening. The deceased, Shanmugam, was on his way to Guindy when the mishap occurred. Police moved his body to the Chrompet GH for conducting post-mortem.

Girl Knocked Down

A 23-year-old girl was killed on the spot at Maduravoyal bridge on Monday night after she was knocked down from her two-wheeler by an unidentified vehicle.

The deceased was identified as Malani C, aged 23,  daughter of Durai (53), working as the manager of a private firm in Kotturpuram, besides owning a grocery shop. The mishap occurred when she was on her way to meet friends at Anna Nagar. Passers-by alerted police, who rushed and moved the body  for postmortem.  St Thomas Mount Police have registered a case.

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