Kannada Star Darshan Thoogudeepa Arrested in Murder Probe

Leading Kannada actor Darshan Thoogudeepa has been detained by police in connection with a murder case. The 47-year-old actor was picked up from a Mysuru hotel after the body of pharmacy employee Renuka Swamy was found in a stormwater drain. Investigations are ongoing to determine Darshan's involvement.


PTI | Bengaluru | Updated: 11-06-2024 11:39 IST | Created: 11-06-2024 11:39 IST
Kannada Star Darshan Thoogudeepa Arrested in Murder Probe
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Leading Kannada film actor Darshan Thoogudeepa was arrested on Tuesday in connection with an alleged murder, according to police sources.

The 47-year-old actor was detained from a hotel in Mysuru following the June 9 killing of Renuka Swamy, whose body was discovered in a stormwater drain in Kamakshipalya.

Sources revealed that the deceased, a pharmacy worker from Chitradurga, had posted derogatory comments about a film actress on social media, possibly triggering the incident.

Local residents alerted police to the murder, and an autopsy confirmed foul play.

Further police investigations have led to the arrest of several suspects, some of whom implicated Darshan.

The actor's role, whether direct or conspiratorial, is still under scrutiny, sources added.

Tight security has been deployed at Darshan's residence in RR Nagar.

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