Hyderabad: Vanitha, wife of Telugu comedian Vijay Sai who committed suicide on Monday, released a selfie video on Tuesday claiming to be innocent as far as her husband's suicide is concerned.
"Hi Vijju.. I am shocked by your death but even more disturbed by the accusation that came on me. Everyone is saying it was I who forced you to take the extreme step. How can I do that Vijju? How can I afford to loose you?" she spoke in the video hugging her daughter Kundan.
"Thappu chesav vijju..(you committed a big mistake)" she concludes bursting into tears.
Meanwhile, police booked Vanitha and two others for abetment to suicide. The 35-year-old actor was found hanging from the ceiling fan in his flat in Yousufguda neighborhood. Police recovered a video taken by him on his mobile phone before ending his life, in which he allegedly blamed his wife and two others for driving him to the extreme.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Venkateshwar Rao said the selfie video was sent for forensic examination. Vijay Sai and his wife Vanitha were living separately for two years and had also filed for a divorce in a court. They have a daughter.
On a complaint by Vijay's father Subba Rao, police registered a case against Vanita, lawyer Srinivas and Sashidhar. The police are investigating the relation between Vanitha and Sashidhar. Police were also trying to identifying the people the actor last spoke to over phone or met personally.
Vijay's parents alleged that he was under mental stress due to the behavior of his wife. Vijay also made serious allegations on wife stating she and her mother were involved in prostitution and they took away his car after attacking him with hired goondas.
Vanitha, however, dismissed the allegations against her. She alleged that Vijay had several affairs and was suffering from HIV AIDS. She said he even beat her up on some occasions but she never revealed this.
Vijay made his debut with the movie Ammayilu Abbayilu in 2003. Later he played a comedian in movies like Current, Vara Prasad Potti Prasad, Bommarillu, Okariki Okaru, Brindavanam and Mr Manmadha. His last film was Dhanalaxmi Talupu Tadite, which was released in 2015. He did not have any roles on hand in the recent past and that could be one of the reasons for his depression.