Female TV artist held for attack on fiancé

Sunday, June 13, 2010

HYDERABAD - Hyderabad Police Sunday arrested television artist Dimple for the recent attack on her fiancé Sridhar Verma after he allegedly refused to marry her following a love affair.

Police said the 23-year-old was not only behind the attack on Sridhar but also stage-managed an attack on herself to mislead the police. Her assistant Mani and Nagaraju were also arrested while another accused Prabhakar is at large.

A case of attempt to murder was booked against Dimple and three others at Kukatpally police station.

Dimple, who acted in TV serials for various channels, had claimed June 9 that she along with her assistant Mani came under attack by an unidentified woman when they were on their way for shooting in Manikonda on the city outskirts.

Dimple, who along with her assistant got themselves admitted in a corporate hospital, told police and media that a woman lying across the road blocked their way. When they got down to find out what the matter was, she attacked them with chilli powder and iron rod. She claimed that the attacker used a sharp object and showed the gashes on her body.

The actress also claimed that the attacker kept repeating that she was taking revenge and disappeared. She pointed fingers at another TV artist Selvaraj who was blamed for a similar attack on Sridhar June 8 at Kukatpally neighbourhood in the city.

Sridhar had complained to police that an unidentified attacker threw acid on him but police found that it was only spirit. Sridhar later received a phone call purportedly made by Selvaraj saying it was revenge for replacing him in TV serial ‘Aradhana’.

After thorough investigations, police found that Dimple hatched a conspiracy with Mani and two others to take revenge on Sridhar for refusing to marry her after an affair. She used the name Selvaraj and also orchestrated an attack on herself to mislead the police.

Actor Selvaraj told reporters that he would file a defamation case against Dimple.

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