Hyderabad : Television actress Shanthi alias Viswa Shanthi was found dead in her flat at Srinagar colony of Hyderabad. The body was found under suspicious circumstances , on Thursday, Cops said. It is rumoured that the lockdown imposed in the state, had taken a toll on her financial condition, forcing her into depression.

Hailing from Visakhapatnam of Andhra Pradesh, Shanthi who is in her mid 30s, since the last 3 years was residing in the flat located at engineers’ colony at Sri nagar colony under SR nagar police station limits.

On April 8th morning, the residents noticed that her flat was locked since three days and informed the Resident welfare association of the apartment. President Venkateswar Rao who informed the police said , 'When the police broke the door, her body was found lying on the floor .

Police also found a few alcohol bottles in the same room. Initial inquires revealed that she had the habit of consuming pills and was an alcohol addict.

Police suspect excess alcohol consumption or over dosage of pills could have led her to unconscious state of mind. A case under suspicious death was registered, while the exact cause of her death could only be known following the postmortem report.

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