Karnataka: Actor Darshan & actress Pavithra arrested in chilling murder case

Bengaluru, June 11 (UNI) The vibrant world of Kannada cinema finds itself embroiled in a real-life drama as leading actor Darshan Thoogudeepa and actress Pavithra Gowda were arrested here on Tuesday in connection with a chilling murder case.

Renukaswamy, tragically fell victim to a chain of events sparked by alleged derogatory remarks against Pavithra.

Darshan, affectionately dubbed the “Challenging Star,” alongside a dozen others, was apprehended by police for questioning. Following intense interrogation, all eleven suspects found themselves on the wrong side of the law and promptly presented before a Bengaluru Magistrate Court, where they were remanded to police custody for a week-long grilling.

Renukaswamy, a Chitradurga native and a pharma company employee, met a grim fate on June 9, reportedly due to his ill-fated social media commentary.

Darshan, the 47-year-old luminary celebrated for his iconic roles in blockbusters like ‘Kariya’ and ‘Yajamana’, was picked up from a Mysuru hotel, adding a surreal twist to the unfolding saga. The alleged murder scene, a nondescript shed in Pattanagere, bore witness to the grim saga, with Renukaswamy’s lifeless body unceremoniously disposed of in a nearby drain.

Bengaluru Police Commissioner B. Dayananda revealed how the crucial identification of Renukaswamy was cinematically pieced together from CCTV footage and forensic wizardry. The dramatic turn of events led to the arrest of not only Darshan but also Pavithra, following damning revelations from their cohorts.

In a heart-wrenching subplot, Renukaswamy’s shattered parents are now pleading for justice, mourning the untimely loss of their cherished son. Karnataka Home Minister Dr. G. Parameshwara, adding a dose of intrigue, acknowledged Darshan’s pivotal role in the unfolding narrative, urging caution before rushing to judgment.

As the spotlight shifts to Darshan’s fortress-like residence in RR Nagar, security has been beefed up to thwart any potential upheaval from his legion of fans. With the curtain raised on this riveting real-life drama, investigators are now racing against time to unravel the enigmatic layers of Darshan’s alleged involvement in this dark, twisted tale.

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