Depressed over no roles, actor ends life

January 07, 2014 - 7:32:06 am

Hyderabad: Apparently depressed over not getting films, young Telugu actor Uday Kiran committed suicide by hanging himself here on Sunday night, police said yesterday. Kiran, 33, is survived by his wife Vishita.

Kiran, who acted in 19 films including three Tamil movies, ended his life in his flat at Srinagar colony around midnight. He was alone in the flat.

Vishita, who had gone out for a family party, rushed to the flat after he did not respond to her mobile phone calls. She immediately took him to Jubilee Hills Apollo hospital here where the doctors declared him dead. An autopsy was conducted on the body at government-run Osmania General Hospital. The body was later shifted to the mortuary at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS).

A police officer quoted his wife and other family members as saying that he was in deep depression for the last few days.

He refused to attend the birthday party of a relative in the city on Sunday night and sent his wife for the same.

Vishita grew suspicious when he did not respond to her phone calls after sending her an SMS reportedly expressing his love. She rushed to the flat where she found him hanging from the ceiling in the gym. With the help of neighbours, she shifted him to hospital.

Kiran was depressed over not getting any new film since February last year.

Family members told police that he was in touch with a Tamil filmmaker and was waiting for his phone call on Sunday. IANS

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