Popular Telugu TV actor Pradeep Kumar kills self in Hyderabad

According to the reports, the actor hanged himself at Green Home Apartments Puppalaguda in Hyderabad.

According to report in Hindustan Times, the couple even had a minor quarrel last night, before he took this grave step.

Also Read | Pradeep Kumar suicide: Is this the reason behind Telugu actor's death? At around 4.30 am, his wife found that the Pradeep had locked himself inside the room and was not responding either to phone calls or repeated knocking of the door.

Pradeep had recently tied the knot with TV actress Pavani Reddy of Agnipooulu. However the reason behind his suicide is not yet known. This had upset him and we had an argument. Subsequently, I went into the washroom and started crying. Pradeep knocked the door and smashed a glass pane when I did not open the door. He was in bad mood and consumed lot of alcohol. They demanded investigations against both Pavani and Shravan. "So I thought of leaving him alone and went to another room". I spoke to Pradeep about a birthday party.

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Police are questioning family members and friends, though some local media reports indicated that a financial crisis may have led the actor to commit the act.

Police registered a case of death under suspicious circumstances but said they were probing the case from all angles.

Pradeep is a native of Vijayawada and has come to Hyderabad to act in serials.

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