Thiruvananthapuram∙ Police have arrested actor Unni Rajan P Dev in connection with his wife’s suicide. Unni is being questioned under the leadership of Nedumangad DYSP. Relatives had alleged that Unni’s wife Priyanka committed suicide due to physical and mental abuse in her husband’s house.
Vattapara police have registered a case of unnatural death following a complaint lodged by Priyanka’s brother Vishnu. Unni Rajan P. Dev is the son of the late actor Rajan P. Dev.
Priyanka is found hanging in her bedroom by her mother Jaya. Vishnu says priyanka called him crying and telling her to take her away from her husband’s house. This was followed by a series of escorts. Priyanka had scars of biting and hitting her on the back. Priyanka lodged a complaint with the police after initial treatment at Kanyakulangara Hospital.
Priyanka and Unni were married on November 21, 2019. They were staying in Kakkanad flat. He moved to a house in Karukutti due to financial difficulties. According to Vishnu, Priyanka had told her family that the dowry had been reduced and that she had been tortured and sexually abused for years. The video on the phone was also given as evidence.
At the time of the wedding, 35 pavan gold were also paid in addition to the money. Vishnu also says that though none of this is now, he has helped him with as much money as possible from time to time. Prior to her marriage, Priyanka was a swimming teacher at a private school in Thodupuzha.