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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