A 23-year-old Telugu music television anchor was found dead in her PG hostel in Sindhi Colony, Secunderabad in South India in the early hours on Wednesday.
K. Nirosha, who was employed with Gemini Music TV, committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan. The police have registered a case under Section 174 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
According to Indian police, Nirosha was on a video call with her boyfriend Ritwik when she committed suicide. She allegedly had a fight with him and threatened to kill herself and then went on to hang herself with her dupatta, while the call was still ongoing. A helpless Ritwik who is based in Canada, immediately called Nirosha's relatives who reside in Jubilee Hills and asked them for help.
Police officials say they received a call around midnight from a relative asking them to save her.
However, by the time the police reached the spot, she was already dead and her phone was switched off. Nirosha had briefly worked as a reporter with another channel before she took over the role of an anchor with Gemini TV. While Nirosha's boyfriend is based out of Canada, her parents live in Somala Mandal in Chittoor district. She had spoken to her parents on the phone just before having a video chat with her boyfriend.
Police have seized Nirosha's cellphone for further investigation into the case, Indian media reports.