Actress Shruti Chandralekha arrested for killing husband

The south Indian film industry has hit the news again for the wrong reasons. Actress Shruti Chandraleka who has acted in Tamil as well Kannada films was arrested on Saturday in Bangalore for killing her husband eight months ago. The murder took place eight months ago in Maduravoyal, Tamil Nadu. Shruti was helped by two accomplices in the murder and then with help of a few others they hid the body in Palayamkottai.

The 22 year old actress murdered her 35 year old husband S. Ronald Peter Prinzo because he forced Shruti to act in hard core sex films. Police had arrested five suspected people for the murder back in January. They were- John Prinson, Vijay, Gandhimathinathan, Rafiq and Vinoth Normal. Two more are still absconding. They are - Elisa and Umachandran. Shruti was absconding until police arrested her from the home of a financier based in Bangalore.

Shruti was reportedly married even before meeting Prinzo. Prinzo along with Prinson and Umachandran was running online grocery store in Tirunelveli, at the time of their marriage. However, after repeated losses, the business closed down. When Prinson and Umachandran asked Prinzo to give back their share of invested money he refused and shifted to Bangalore. A police officer investigating the case told the media, "Under pressure to repay the money, Prinzo decided to make porn movies and relentlessly pressured Chandralekha to act in them. She said Prinzo wanted her to take part in group sex for the porn films but she refused."

Shruti then contacted Prinson and Umachandran and together they hatched the conspiracy. The officer further informed, "According to plan, Chandralekha gave Prinzo poisoned milk at their house on Parappaadi-Ilankulam Main Road in Maduravoyal on January 18. When he started to lose consciousness, Prinson and Umachandran strangled him. With the help Gandhimathinathan, Vijay, Vinoth Nirmal, Elisa and Rafiq, they transported the body in a car to Asirvatha Nagar in Palayamkottai and buried it there. Shruthi and the others returned and took possession of ?75 lakh in cash and valuables from Prinzo's house."

Shruti lodged a police complaint a fortnight later and claimed that Prinzo has gone missing. In the meantime, Prinzo’s brother Justin had also lodged a complaint. He also started enquiring about Prinson as he was seen driving Prinzo’s car.  Shortly after police arrested him and during the interrogation he broke down. He then took police to the spot where they hid the body after murder. Police then began searching for Shruti and finally she was arrested by a special police team.