Chennai: Actor, 23, found hanging at home in Tiruvottiyur

CHENNAI: A 23-year-old actor, who appeared in supporting roles in movies and series, was found hanging at his home in Tiruvottiyur on Sunday.

Police said P Padmaja was left alone in Kaladipet's house, which she rented with her husband Pawan, 25, two months ago. His two-year-old son is being raised in a relative's house and the couple visited him on weekends. Police said Padmaja separated from her husband last month after a marriage dispute, after which she moved to Andhra Pradesh.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Padmaja could have committed suicide due to a debt. He made a video call with his sister on Saturday night, when he expressed concern about his financial crisis. He could not get the right roles, said a police officer.

The owner of the house, S Kasinathan, who found the house closed and the lights off for two days, alerted the Tiruvottiyur police under suspicion. A police team opened the house and found Padmaja hanging. The body was sent to Stanley Government Hospital for the autopsy

A case has been registered and a consultation has begun.