Murder of Renuka: Dharshan's co-star and girlfriend Pavithra Gowda arrested

Friday, 14 June 2024 - 16:34

New Dellhi: Kannada actor Darshan Thoogudeepa was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the murder of a man whose body was found in Bengaluru. The actor's co-star and girlfriend Pavithra Gowda has also been arrested as one of the key accused in the case.
Who is Pavithra Gowda?

Pavithra Gowda is a Kannada actor who has worked in both films and television. She has starred in Chatrigalu Saar Chatrigalu, Agamya and Preethi Kithabu.

She made her debut in films in 2016, with the movie 54321.

She is also a model and artist, according to her Instagram bio.

Ms Gowda also dabbles in fashion designing and runs a boutique named Red Carpet Studio 777, specialising in traditional sarees and outfits.

The actor caused a stir on social media earlier this year when she shared a video on Instagram showing pictures of herself and Darshan, celebrating what she described as "10 years of our relationship." Darshan has been married to Vijaya Lakshmi for over 20 years.

Pavithra Gowda's connection with Renuka Swamy's murder

The body of Renuka Swamy, 33, a resident of Chitradurga, was found in a drain at the Sumanahalli Bridge in Bengaluru. A food delivery agent who noticed dogs gnawing at a body called the police.

According to police sources, Renuka Swamy had posted offensive comments on Pavithra's social media account, accusing her of causing a rift between Darshan and his wife. He allegedly used "objectionable language" and harassed her. These interactions are being considered as potential reasons for the murder.

Thirteen people, including Darshan and Pavithra Gowda, have been arrested.

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