Kannada actor Darshan arrested in murder case

Bengaluru: Kannada film actor-producer Darshan Thoogudeepa has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the murder of a youth from Chitradurga in Karnataka. The 47-year-old was picked up from a hotel in Mysuru on Tuesday. The incident reportedly took place on June 9 under the Kamakshipalya police station limits.
Sources said the victim Renuka Swamy worked with a pharmacy company. Renuka’s body was reportedly thrown into a stormwater drain in Kamakshipalya. It is alleged that the deceased had made some derogatory comments against a female actor in a social media post.
Police came to know about the murder after some local residents alerted them. The body was sent for an autopsy and the forensic report confirmed that he was murdered, the sources said. Further investigation led to the arrest of some suspects, who spilled the beans, a police official said.

Based on their statement, police detained Darshan, sources said. Investigations are into whether the actor was directly involved in the murder or was part of the conspiracy, the sources added. Police have provided tight security at Darshan’s house at RR Nagar here.
(With PTI inputs)

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