Hyderabad, Dec 17 (IANS) Telugu film actress Bhargavi, who was found dead with her her live-in partner in her apartment here Tuesday, died of stab injuries, according to the autopsy report.
The reoport confirmed the police claim that her live-in partner Praveen had stabbed her to death before committing suicide by consuming poison.
The report of the autopsy, conducted at the Gandhi Hospital Wednesday, said she was stabbed in the heart and other other parts of the body, resulting in her death. The doctors reported that the murder took place between 4 and 6 a.m.
The body was handed over to her parents who reached here from Guntur.
Bhargavi, who shot to fame recently with her debut movie 'Ashta Chemma', was found murdered in her flat in upscale Banjara Hills locality.
The police also found a suicide note, purportedly written by Praveen, which said: 'We have decided to commit suicide since her mother is not allowing us to meet.'
However, Praveen also said in the suicide note that he married Bhargavi in 2006 but they were living separately. The note said he killed her because she had started neglecting him after her successful debut film.
Bhargavi's parents have denied that she ever married Praveen.
She had started her career as a stage singer in Praveen's Sai Baba orchestra in Nellore district and later became an anchor in a television channel. She also acted in a TV serial.
She was shooting for her second film 'Holidays'. According to film industry sources, she was working in 10 films.
Her murder has revived the memory of the mysterious death of another budding actress, Pratyusha, in 2002. Pratyusha and her lover had allegedly committed suicide as their parents were against their alliance.
Though the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) declared it to be a case of suicide, her mother still maintains that she was murdered.