Hyderabad : Days after television actress Kondapally Sravani ended her life, SR Nagar Police arrested her boyfriend Ambati Devaraja Reddy, and city retailer M Saikrishna Reddy for abetment to suicide.
Another accused Ashok Reddy, the producer of super hit Tollywood movie RX 100, is on the run.
On the night of September 8, Kondapally Sravani called up Devaraja Reddy and informed him that she was ending her life.
Police sources said Devaraja Reddy had rejected the marriage proposal of Sravani some time ago. Angry over his decision, she and her brother attacked Devaraja Reddy in June at Ameerpet. Later a case was registered against them at Panjagutta police station.
DCP West Zone of Hyderabad city police, AR Srinivas said Sravani had moved to the city eight years ago to become an actor.
“Five years ago, she came into contact with M Sai Krishna Reddy and became close friends. He even visited her family regularly. He also helped her family financially on a few occasions. After being in a relationship for three years, they separated in 2018. Later she bagged a role in ‘Prematho Karthi’ produced by Ashok Reddy. During this time, she became friends with Ashok Reddy. He even supported her family financially,” police said.
Police said she came into contact with another accused Devaraja Reddy through TikTok and they became close friends in August 2019. Later during one of the visits to her hometown Kakinada, she along with Devaraja Reddy went to ‘Kobbarimatta’ movie and Kakinada beach where they made a few videos and shared them on Tiktok.
Police said in November 2019, Devaraja Reddy came to Hyderabad for an audition and stayed at Kondapally Sravani’s residence for nine days. When he got a whiff of her past relationships with Ashok Reddy and M Sai Krishna Reddy, he decided to call it quits.
In February 2020, Devaraja Reddy came to Hyderabad to attend the birthday party of another actor Sameer. During the party, Sravani proposed to him in front of all her family members and friends. But he rejected her proposal.
Despite Sravani repeatedly trying to convince him, he did not agree. She even threatened to kill him for allegedly spoiling her life. She even lodged a complaint against Devaraja Reddy alleging harassment. Even after filing a case against him, she tried to convince him to marry her.
On September 8, Sai Krisna Reddy attacked Devaraja Reddy after seeing him with Sravani at a restaurant near the Somajiguda circle. When Sravani tried to intervene, Sai Krishna Reddy slapped and forcefully pushed her into an auto-rickshaw.
After reaching home, she called up Devaraja Reddy and informed him that she was ending her life.