Producer Gopal Reddy’s son Bhargav Reddy found dead on beach

Bhargav Reddy, the son of popular Tollywood producer late S Gopal Reddy was found dead in Andhra Pradesh's Nellore district. His dead body was found at a beach in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. Police suspected Bhargav Reddy died by drowning in the sea.

It is learnt that Bhargav went for a walk along the beach with his pet dog but did not return. He often visited the beach as he owns a hatchery in the area.

“Bhargav Reddy came to Pambali village at around 4:30 pm. After interacting with the staff at the hatchery, he paid electricity bills and wages to them. Further, he went to the sea coast along with his pet at around 5:30 pm on Monday and did not return,” Vakadu Circle Inspector U Satyanarayana was quoted as saying.

According to police, Bhargav and his dog may be taken away by the high tide and couldn’t manage to come to the shore.

The staff also informed that he frequently bathed his dog in the sea. The pet is yet to be found.

The body was spotted near Srinivasapuram by fishermen, who informed the police.

“It looks like an accidental drowning case, but we are verifying all angles. We are waiting for the post-mortem report. The dog is still missing,” Vakadu inspector Uppala Satyanarayana told.  

However, it is also speculated that Bhargav may have taken his life.

Actor Vishal, the deceased cousin expressed grief over Bhargav’s demise, “Bhargav. I wish you didn’t end your life. No way. I lost my own brother. I will never get over this guilt. I am lost in between all this chaos. I take to Twitter to say I miss you man. I would have sorted your issues. I cry and I message.”