The husband of the Tamil TV star, Chitra, is being questioned by police in Chennai for a second day, sources said on Friday, as the actor’s mother accused him of beating her daughter to death.
However, police sources said that according to the post-mortem report, the actor had died by suicide and that financial problems emerged as a possible reason.
Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal, Police Commissioner, said: “We are investigating the cause.”
The family has yet to file a new complaint in the case of their charges against Chitra’s husband.
“The mother’s accusation appears to be just an outburst,” said an officer, requesting not to be identified.
Chitra, 29, was found dead in a hotel on the outskirts of Chennai on Wednesday morning.
The actress recently married and stayed with her husband at the hotel near the capital of Tamil Nadu.
Chitra reportedly checked into the hotel late Tuesday night after returning from a shoot.
A senior police officer had told NDTV: “She had recently registered her marriage. We suspect financial problems. We have not recovered any suicide notes. The autopsy is over.”
An investigation was also ordered by the revenue division officer.
Chitra was part of an ongoing popular television series called “Pandian Stores” on Vijay TV. She has starred in several commercials and has been a presenter on various shows.