Tollywood comedian Vijay Sai commits suicide, blames wife

Tollywood comedian Vijay Sai ended his life by committing suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence in Yousufguda, Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad on Monday. Minutes before hanging himself Vijay have recorded a selfie video expressing his thoughts.

The 38-year-old has said that he took this drastic step as he was harassed at the hands of his wife Vanitha Reddy.

Based on the video footage found in his mobile, the Jubilee Hills police registered a case under section 306 (abetment to commit suicide) against his wife and others. West Zone DCP A Venkateswar Rao said Vijay Sai and Vanitha were going through a troubled married life. They were married for the last five years and had a daughter. However, for the last three years, the couple was living separately.

“Vanitha filed a petition seeking divorce that is still pending. Recently, she also lodged a complaint of domestic violence against Sai,” the DCP said. Vijay’s father Subba Rao said that his son was depressed due to harassment by his wife. “We tried to settle their problems but Vanitha did not pay heed. She also filed several cases deliberately against Vijay,’’ Subba Rao said. 

Vijay's mother alleged that Vijay was harassed and by his wife and she also tarnished his image. She took away all the valuables and went to live with her parent with her daughter.

Three days ago, Vijay found his car missing from the parking lot of his apartment complex and later came to know that his estranged wife had driven it away. He lodged a complaint with the Jubilee Hills police in this regard.

However, Vanitha, talking to reporters, denied allegations that she was responsible for Vijay's death. ``We had split almost two years ago as he was having an affair with another woman. If I am responsible, he could have ended his life two days ago. I could only see two reasons behind the suicide. His father's unwillingness to register the latter's property in Ongole in the name of my daughter or Vijay's health issues,'' Vanitha said. She denied demanding ?3 crore from her husband.