The Punjagutta police today arrested Surya Teja, said to be the boyfriend of Telugu TV actress Naga Jhansi who committed suicide last Tuesday.
The police took Teja into custody on Saturday night following a complaint filed by the actress' mother Sampoorna and her brother Durga Prasad.
The cops are questioning Surya, and have also seized his mobile phone and are verifying his call data.
Jhansi's mother and brother filed a complaint against Teja alleging that he was responsible for her suicide. Talking to the media after submitting their testimony and complaint at the Punjagutta police station, Sampoorna said that Teja had trapped her in the name of love and cheated her. She claimed that they had purchased gold worth Rs 10 lakh for her wedding, which Teja had taken away from her. She also claimed that Jhansi had purchased an expensive bike worth Rs 1.5 lakh for Teja's birthday.
Teja had taken Jhansi to his relative's house two months back, and from then on he had been harassing her, Sampoorna alleged. Unable to bear this harassment, Jhansi had even stopped going for shoots to avoid him, Sampoorna said.
She had evidence which she had submitted to the police, Sampoorna claimed.
Punjagutta ACP Vijaya Kumar said that they had already recorded the statements of Jhansi's mother and brother, and had also seized Jhansi's diary, and were investigating on the basis of the contents in the diary. He said that it was felt that Teja was insisting on Jhansi giving up acting, and this had led to differences between them.