Kannada Actor Darshan, Rumoured Partner Pavithra Gowda Arrested In Murder Case Of Renuka Swamy

Kannada Actor Darshan, Rumoured Partner Pavithra Gowda Arrested In Murder Case Of Renuka Swamy

Darshan was arrested in Mysuru in connection with the murder of Renuka Swamy

Sachin TUpdated: Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 08:18 AM IST
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Popular Kannada actor Darshan, also known as 'Rowdy of Sandalwood' has been arrested in connection with a murder case on Tuesday (June 11). According to media reports, Darshan was held in Mysuru in connection with the murder of Renuka Swamy, who had allegedly sent inappropriate messages to actress Pavithra Gowda.

Several media reports have stated that Darshan was arrested from a farmhouse in Mysuru in connection to the murder case.

His rumoured partner, Pavithra Gowda was also arrested by the police officials in Mysore.

All you need to know about the murder case

Renuka Swamy, a resident of Chitradurga in Karnakata, had allegedly sent lewd messages to actress Pavithra Gowda, who is said to be close to Darshan and they are also having an affair. She had reportedly posted inappropriate and indecent comments under her social media posts.

On June 8, Renuka was reportedly murdered and her dead body was found on June 9. Initially, cops suspected it to be a suicide, however, investigations revealed that she was murdered.

Reportedly, during the probe, police found out that Renuka was murdered based on the instructions given by Darshan. Several reports have also stated that Renuka was killed in front of Darshan after being hit by weapons at the garage of Darshan’s close aide Vinay in Rajarajeshwari Nagar. Her body was then thrown into a drain.

A police complaint against Darshan was registered along with 10 other people, who were also arrested. Reportedly, Darshan was in Mysuru for the shoot of his upcoming project, titled The Devil.

Darshan is the son of veteran Kannada actor Thoogudeepa Srinivas. In 2001, he made his acting debut in Majestic. He has been a part of films like Kaatera, Garadi, Kranti, Roberrt, Inspector Vikram, Chakravarthy, Tarak, Nagarahavu and many more.

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