Telugu TV actor dies by suicide, days after death of his co-star in a road accident

Chandrakanth was reportedly crestfallen since the death of Pavitra.
Telugu actor Chandrakanth dies by suicide days after co-star Pavithra Jayaram lost life in car accident.
Telugu actor Chandrakanth dies by suicide days after co-star Pavithra Jayaram lost life in car accident.

Telugu serial actor Chandrakanth aka Chandu died by suicide on Friday. The actor, known for his role in "Trinayani," apparently chose to end his life following the death of his co-actor Pavitra Jayaram in a road accident.

Chandrakanth was found dead at his residence in Alkapur in Rangareddy district of Telangana. Chandrakanth's father told the police that his son was incredibly depressed for the past few days.

Pavithra Jayaram died in a road accident on Sunday, May 12 after the car in which she was travelling, lost control and hit the divider. Subsequently, a bus proceeding from Hyderabad to Vanaparthi collided with the right side of the car. Pavitra was seriously injured in the accident and died on the spot.

As per media reports, Pavithra’s cousin Apeksha, driver Srikanth and actor Chandrakanth were seriously injured in the accident.

Telugu actor Chandrakanth dies by suicide days after co-star Pavithra Jayaram lost life in car accident.
'Trinayani’ actress Pavitra Jayaram dies on the spot in car crash

Shortly before his death, a heartbroken Chandrakanth had shared an emotional post on Instagram subtly hinting about the decision to end his life.

The police have registered a case and are investigating the circumstances surrounding Chandrakanth's death.

(If you are having suicidal thoughts, or are worried about a friend or need emotional support, someone is always there to listen. Call Sneha Foundation - 04424640050, Tele Manas - 14416 (available 24x7) or iCall, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences' helpline - 02225521111, which is available Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 10 pm.)

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